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Westford (ID 3198)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Cast - Tare

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Diana by the Ames Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Renamed Westford prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 July 1918 and commissioned USS Westford (ID 3198) the same day
  • Decommissioned 21 April 1919 at New York, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Navy list
  • Scrapped in 1933 at Baltimore, MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,175 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 23' 11"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 89
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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