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West Gotomska (ID 3322)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 17 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 August 1918 and commissioned USS West Gotomska (ID 3322) the same day
  • Decommissioned 6 June 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Renamed Andalien in April 1943 under Chilean flag until the end of World War II
  • Scrapped in November 1947.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,225.5 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Gotomska 95k Underway during trials, off Seattle, Washington, 7 August 1918, while painted in pattern camouflage.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85884-A
    Naval Historical Center
    West Gotomska 67k In commercial service after World War I
    Photo from Shipscribe.com
    Robert Hurst

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