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West Wood (ID 2812)


  • Built in 1918 as War Apollo by the American Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 12 January 1918
  • Completed as West Wood
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS West Wood (ID 2812), 14 July 1918 at New York
  • Decommissioned 26 June 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1933 at Baltimore, MD.


  • Displacement 12,175 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 23' 11"
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 75
  • Armament: One 6"/50 and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500shp Westinghouse steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Clyde F. Parker, USNRF14 July 1918
    02LCDR Norman W. Mowbray, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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