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Westpool (ID 3675)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by J. F.Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 November 1918 and commissioned USS Westpool (ID 3675) the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 March 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold to the United Kingdom early in World War II
  • Torpedoed and sunk 3 April 1941 by the German submarine U-74.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,170 t.
  • Length 410' 5"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 103
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 3,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Westpool 89k Afloat immediately after launching, at the J.F. Duthie and Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, in 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65081
    Naval Historical Center
    Westpool 73k Banner reading "Buy a 4th Liberty Loan Bond -- that the Government may build more ships", hung from the bow of S.S. Westpool during her launching at the J.F. Duthie and Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65081 (cropped)

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