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Western Hope (ID 3771)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Boy - Cast

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Ruby by J. F. Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 29 July 1918
  • Renamed Western Hope prior to completion
  • Completed in September 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 September 1918 and commissioned USS Western Hope (ID 3771) at Seattle the same day
  • Decommissioned 5 May 1919 at Newport News, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Laid up in 1923
  • Broken up in 1932 by the Boston Iron and Metal Works Co. of Baltimore, MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,170 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 102
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 3,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Western Hope 69k Launching, at the J.F. Duthie & Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 29 July 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100256
    Naval Historical Center
    Western Hope 66k Photographed immediately after launching, at the J.F. Duthie & Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, on 29 July 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65083
    Naval Historical Center

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