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Westchester (ID 3122)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Tare - Bay

Freighter:

  • Built in 1917 as War Ally by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Renamed Westchester prior to completion
  • Launched 5 December 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 August 1918 and commissioned USS Westchester (ID 3122) the same day
  • Decommissioned 25 April 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,185 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 88
  • Armament: One 6" mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Westchester 154k Photographed in an icy port, prior to the installation of her guns, circa late 1917 or early 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85656
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