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Westerner (ID 2890)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Pup - Nan

Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 by J. F. Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 6 November 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 June 1918 at Norfolk, VA and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 21 August 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1932/1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,200 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500shp Curtis steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Westerner 95k Fitting out at the J.F. Duthie & Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, on 26 January 1918
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 65077-A
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Henry Ware Lyon, Jr., USNRF20 June 1918
    02LCDR Melvin S. Richardson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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