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West Coast (ID 3315)

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


  • Built in 1918 as War Dagger by the Columbia River Shipbuilding Co., Portland, OR
  • Launched 6 July 1918
  • Renamed West Coast prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 August 1918 and commissioned West Coast (ID 3315) the same day
  • Decommissioned 26 June 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1930 at Baltimore, MD.


  • Displacement 12,200 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' "
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one One 2,650shp Kerr steam turbine, one shaft.
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