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West Zucker (ID 3584)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - King - Rush

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Los Angeles, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 November 1918
  • Commissioned 20 November 1918 at San Pedro, CA
  • Decommissioned 29 March 1919 at Hampton Roads, VA, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,186 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 75
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 3,300ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    West Zucker 81k In port, probably at the time of her completion by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Los Angeles, California, circa October 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89438
    Naval Historical Center
    West Zucker 111k Underway, probably during builder's trials, circa November 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65072
    West Zucker 119k Photographed in November 1918 by her builder, the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., San Pedro, California
    National Archives photo NH 89438
    Naval Historical Center

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