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West Apaum (ID 3221)

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


  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 23 May 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 20 June 1918 and commissioned the same day at the Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Decommissioned 25 July 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.


  • Displacement 12,191 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2¼"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,700hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    West Apaum 38k West Apaum as delivered by her builders. "Dazzle" camouflage patterns were extensively used on warships and merchantmen alike during World War I for protection
    against submarines
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