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West Zeda (ID 3801)

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


  • Built in 1918 by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 December 1918 and commissioned USS West Zeda (ID 3801) the same day at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 26 May 1919 at New York and struck from the Navy list
  • Returned to the United States Shipping Board 27 May 1919
  • Torpedoed and sunk 22 February 1942 near British Guiana by the German submarine U-129 at 09 13' N., 59 04' W.


  • Displacement 8,800 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' "
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Four single ended wter tube boilers, one 2,500shp Westinghouse steam turbine, one shaft.
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