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West Lashaway (ID 3700)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 12 September 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS West Lashaway (ID 3700), 1 October 1918 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 12 April 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold to the American-West African Line
  • Torpeoded and sunk in the North Atlantic 30 August 1942 by the German submarine U-66.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 11,390.5 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    West Lashaway 107k Afloat immediately after launching, at the Skinner and Eddy shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 12 September 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65092
    Naval Historical Center
    West Lashaway 90k In port, probably in the New York City area on 20 November 1918, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103553

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