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West Zula (ID 3501)


Freighter: Built in 1918 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Los Angeles, CA; Launched 4 July 1918; Acquired by the Navy 26 September 1918 and commissioned the same day at San Pedro, CA; Decommissioned 24 February 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board; Abandoned in 1933. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 12,287 t.; Length 423' 9"; Beam 54'; Draft 24' 2"; Speed 10.5 kts.; Complement 71; Armament none.


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West Zula 103k Underway, probably during builder's trials, circa September 1918.
U.S. Navy photo NH 65079
Naval Historical Center
West Zula 56k In port, probably at the time of her completion by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of San Pedro, California, circa September 1918.
U.S. Navy photo NH 89437
Naval Historical Center

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