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West Kyska (ID 3701)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as West Wyska by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Renamed West Kyska prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 November 1918 and commissioned USS West Kyska (ID 3701) the same day
  • Decommissioned 3 May 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1932 to the Waterman Steamship Co. of Mobile, AL
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in 1944
  • Disappeared from merchant lists in 1949
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,200.5 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' "
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 86
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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