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West Eldara (ID 3704)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 November 1918 and commissioned USS West Eldara (ID 3704) the same day
  • Decommissioned 4 June 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1937 to the A. H. Bull Steamship Co., Inc. and renamed Mae
  • Sunk 16 September 1942 by the German submarine U-515 off British Guayana.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,200 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11.6 kts.
  • Complement 84
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Eldara 124k Afloat immediately after launching, at the Skinner & Eddy Corporation shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 14 October 1918. Photographed by Frank H. Nowell, 1212 Fourth Avenue, Seattle.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65049-A
    Naval Historical Center

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