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Western Comet (ID 3569)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Vice - Pup

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as Argonne by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Launched 23 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 September 1918 and commissioned USS Western Comet (ID 3569)the same day
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,186 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24'
  • Speed 10.6 kts.
  • Complement 109
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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