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West Point (ID 3254
ex-War Leopard (ID 3254)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Pup - Boy


  • The first West Point was built in 1918 as War Leopard by J. F.Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA and assigned hull number ID-1475
  • Renamed and reclassified West Point (ID 3254) prior to completion
  • Launched 15 November 1917
  • Delivered in January 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 August 1918
  • Commissioned USS West Point (ID 3254), 8 August 1918 at Brooklyn, NY
  • Decommissioned 24 April 1919 at Boston, MA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1938 at Hamburg, Germany.


  • Displacement 12,159 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 1"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 6"/50 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500shp Curtis steam turbine, one shaft.
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