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West Apaum (ID 3221)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 23 May 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 June 1918 and commissioned the same day at the Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 25 July 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,226 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 10.6 kts.
  • Complement 81
  • Armament: One 4" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,750ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Apaum 38k West Apaum as delivered by her builders. "Dazzle" camouflage patterns were extensively used on warships and merchantmen alike during World War I for protection against submarines. Naval Historical Center

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