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Western Maid (ID 3703)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as Aisne by the Northwestern Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Launched 8 July 1918
  • Renamed Western Maid prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 August 1918 and commissioned USS Western Maid (ID 3703) the same day
  • Decommissioned 20 March 1919 at Baltimore, MD and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,185 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' "
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Western Maid 138k Photographed on 13 August 1918 by her builder, Northwestern Steel Company, Portland, Oregon.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102561
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