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West Mount (ID 3202)
Call sign (1919):
Love - King - Rush - Mike
Call sign (1935):
King - Jig - Unit - Dog
Call sign (1941):
George - Peter - Jig - Love
Freighter:Laid down in 1917 by the Ames Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle, WA for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique of Saint Nazaire, FranceLaunched 16 April 1918Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1918 and commissioned USS West Mount (ID 3203) the same dayDecommissioned 31 May 1919 at Philadelphia, PA, returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB) and struck from the Naval RegisterSold in 1927 to the Dimon Steamship Corp. of New York and renamed Pacific RedwoodReturned to the USSB in 1932Acquired in 1940 by the Ministry of Shipping, London, England and renamed Empire ChamoisSold in 1946 to Astral Shipping Co., Ltd. of Liverpool, England and renamed GranviewSold in 1949 to the Compagnia Maritime del Este of Panama and renamed ChamoisScrapped in 1958 at Antwerp, Belgium. She was the last Ames-built ship afloat.
Specifications:Displacement 12,175 t.Length 423' 9"Length between perpendiculars 409' 5"Beam 54'Depth of hold 29' 9"Draft 23' 11¼"Speed 10.5 kts.Complement 75Armament: One 4"/50 mountPropulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 3,000hp erticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||SS Chamois between 1949 and 1957. She still has her World War I era rig with twin kingposts in place of the usual two single masts
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|01||LCDR Clyde F. Parker, USNRF||21 May 1918|
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