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Western Light (ID 3300)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - George - Jig

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 July 1918 and commissioned the same day at Portland
  • Decommissioned 14 May 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in Great Britian in 1938.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,185 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 116
  • Armament: One 4" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Western Light 117k Probably shown at Rotterdam in the Netherlands while delivering a cargo of hay, flour and oats in April 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 84506
    Robert Hurst
    Western Light 130k Handling cargo from one of her after holds, probably while delivering a cargo of hay, flour and oats at Rotterdam in the Netherlands in April 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 84507
    Western Light 125k Handling cargo from one of her after holds, probably while delivering a cargo of hay, flour and oats at Rotterdam in the Netherlands in April 1919. The barge alongside which appears to be receiving the cargo is typical of those used on the river and canal systems of Northern Europe. Her name is Clemence and her home port is Antwerp.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 84508

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