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Westover (ID 2867)

Sunk 11 July 1918

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 as War Sun by J. F. Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Renamed Westover prior to completion
  • Launched 17 February 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 May 1918 and commissioned USS Westover (ID 2867) the same day at Newport News, VA
  • Sunk 11 July 1918 by the German submarine U-92 at position 46 36' N, 12 21' W
  • Struck from the Navy Register 26 August 1918.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,205 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 92
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 2,500shp steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Oakland 91k Fitting out at the J.F. Duthie & Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, on 28 March 1918
    U. S. Navy photo NH 65074-A
    Naval Historical Center

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