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Westerdijk (ID 2514)


  • Built in 1913 by Irvine's Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, England
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 March 1918 and commissioned USS Westerdijk (ID 2514) three days before on 27 March 1918
  • Decommissioned 25 September 1919 at Rotterdam, Holland, struck from the Navy list, returned to her owners, the Holland Amerika Lijn, and renamed Eschersheim
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 17,050 t.
  • Length 475'
  • Beam 55'
  • Draft 31' 9"
  • Speed 14.7 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 5" and one 4" mount.
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    Westerdijk 129k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 23 March 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102563
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Harold L. Thompson, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)27 March 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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