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West Cohas (ID 3253)

Civilian call sign:
Love - Mike - Cast - Pup


  • Built in 1918 by the Skinner and Eddy Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 4 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 29 June 1918 and commissioned the same day at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 9 May 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1932/1933 to the Lykes Bros., Ripley Steamship Co., Inc.
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12,225 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2½"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500shp Curtis steam turbine, one shaft.
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    West Cohas 105k Enters the water during her launching at the Skinner and Eddy Corporation shipyard, Seattle, Washington, on 4 June 1918, after being on the building ways for 54 days
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65046-A
    Naval Historical Center
    West Cohas 141k Ship's officers and crew, posed on the after end of her midships superstructure, 1919. Photo taken by the Norfolk Studio, Norfolk, Virginia
    Donation of Louise Pace, 2007, from the collection of her father, Leigh S. Grant, who served in the Navy during and after World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 104944
    Robert Hurst

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