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West Madaket (ID 3636)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Quack - Fox

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 5 October 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 October 1918 and commissioned USS West Madaket (ID 3636) the same day at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 8 May 1919 at Newport News, VA, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Torpedoed and sunk 5 May 1943 by the German submarine U-584 at position 54 47' N., 44 12' W.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,225.5 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 94
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Madaket
    West Madaket 87k Launching, at the Skinner and Eddy shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 5 October 1918.
    U.S.Navy photo NH 65086
    Naval Historical Center
    West Madaket 211k . Tommy Trampp
    USS West Madaket (ID 3636)
    West Madaket 110k At Rotterdam, Holland, 10 January 1919. She is still painted in World War I "dazzle" camouflage, though her forward deck gun has been removed
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107056
    Robert Hurst
    West Madaket
    West Madaket 122k Photographed following World War I
    The original photograph is from the Steamship Historical Society, Collection of John Lyman
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107036
    Robert Hurst

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