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West Mahomet (ID 3681)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Vice - George

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 13 November 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 3 June 1919 at Newport News, VA, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,225 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 76
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Mahomet 70k Launching, at the Skinner and Eddy shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 19 October 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65087
    Naval Historical Center
    West Mahomet 116k In port, circa November 1918. The "Dazzle" camouflage greatly distorts the apparent aspect of her bow.
    Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
    U.S. Navy photo 19-N-1733

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