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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 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 5"/51 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,750shp Westinghouse steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Louis C. Drewson, USNRF2 July 1918
    02LCDR Henry S. Throckmorton, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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