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Coast and Geodetic Survey Ship WENONAH.
In service 1919-1923. Pacific service

Steamer, length 163 feet, beam 22.9 feet, draft 12 feet. Built by G. Lawley and Sons, Neponset, Massachusetts, at a cost of $145,000. Navy acquired vessel from Walter Graeme Ladd in 1917. In service 1919-1922 in Pacific Ocean, thence returned to navy in October 1922. The vessels’ wartime service consisted of convoy duty. On two occasions it picked up survivors of ships sunk by torpedoes. It also made three unsuccessful attacks on U-boats and fired one three-inch shell at an object that proved to be a dolphin for the total of its wartime shots fired in anger.

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