Lake Louise

(1918) 1927                                  Lake Louise                                  1942 (1947)

Steel bulk freight barge

Built at Ashtabula OH by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 181
Launched March 9, 1918
Laid down as the general cargo freighter War Drum for the British government for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board during construction, renamed Lake Louise and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 43’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at
253.5 x 43.5 x 22.5, 2242 GT, 1362 NT     US 216406

Sold 1925 from the postwar reserve fleet to Ford Motor Co., Detroit MI and returned to the Great Lakes
Converted to barge
Remeasured to 2023 GT, 1890 NT

Entered Great Lakes service 1927

Requisitioned 1942 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Gordon C. Cooke 1946

Foundered April 12, 1947 off Delaware coast, Atlantic Ocean



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