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West Point (ID 3254)



Civiliam call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Pup - Boy

Freighter:

  • The first West Point was built in 1918 as War Leopard by J. F.Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Renamed West Point prior to completion
  • Delivered in January 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 August 1918 and commissioned USS West Point (ID 3254) the same day at Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 24 April 1919 at Boston, MA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1938 at Hamburg, Germany.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,459 t.
  • Length 423'
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 124
  • Armament: One 6" mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 2,700ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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