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West Wauna (ID 3856)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Pup - King - Dog


  • Built in 1918 by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 January 1919 and commissioned USS West Wauna (ID 3856) the same day
  • Decommissioned 19 May 1919 at Galveston, TX, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1941 to the Ministry of War Transport, London, England and renamed Empire Grebe
  • Sold in 1947 to the Inchmark Steamship Co. of Hong Kong and renamed Inchmark
  • Ran aground 29 May 1949 on Schildpat Island Reef, Indonesia at 07 05' S., 132 03' E and determined to be a total loss.


  • Displacement 12,185 t.
  • Length 410' 5"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' "
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 48
  • Propulsion: One 2,500shp steam turbine, one shaft.
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