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West Galoc (ID 3347)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - King - Watch


  • Built in 1918 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Los Angeles, CA
  • Launched 25 May 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 August 1918 and commissioned the same day at San Pedro, CA
  • Decommissioned 24 April 1919 at Newport News, VA and returned to the Shipping Board
  • Disappeared from the mercantile registers in 1931
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12,186 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Four oil fired Heine boilers, one 3,600shp Parsons steam turbine, one shaft.
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    West Galoc 79k At anchor, in 1918, possibly at the time she entered Naval service
    U.S. Navy photos NH 99391 and NH 102520
    Naval Historical Center
    West Galoc 109k
    West Galoc 102k c. August 1918
    She appears complete except for her masts
    National Archives photo from
    Robert Hurst
    West Galoc 130k At the Naval Training Station, San Pedro, California, circa 21 August 1918, the day she was placed in commission.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106230
    West Galoc 138k Ship's Officers and Crew on deck during her commissioning ceremonies at Naval Station, San Pedro, California, 21 August 1918. The officer in the lower right foreground (in "Blue" uniform) is West Galoc's commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Charles Clarkson, USNRF. The officer facing him (in "Whites") may be the Naval Training Station's commanding officer, Commander Guy W. Whitlock. A note lightly penciled on the reverse of the original print gives the date as 22 August 1918
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106231
    West Galoc 114k Photographed by her builder, the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. of San Pedro, California. The photo is dated 22 August 1918, but the ship was commissioned on 21 August 1918 and the photograph appears to show her before commissioning
    National Archives photo from

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