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West Loquassuck (ID 3638)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 21 September 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 October 1918 and commissioned at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA the same day
  • Decommissioned 17 April 1919 at Boston, MA, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in late 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,225.5 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Loquassuck 85k Launching, at the Skinner and Eddy shipyard, Seattle, Washington, circa late September 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65085
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