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USAT Will H. Point
ex-USAT West Corum
ex-USS West Corum (ID 3982)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Pup - Sail - George

Freighter:

  • Laid down 1 October 1918 as West Corum by the Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR
  • Launched 2 January 1919
  • Completed 9 February 1919
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 February 1919 and commissioned USS West Corum (ID 3982) the same day
  • Decommissioned 9 June 1919 at Norfolk, VA, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Acquired by the Army 29 October 1940, placed in service as USAT West Corum, assigned to the ATS Pacific Fleet, homeported at Seattle, WA
  • Renamed USAT Will H. Point 8 March 1941
  • Laid up 6 January 1947 in the Maritime Commission reserve fleet at Astoria, OR
  • Sold for scrap 22 August 1947
  • Scrapped 26 December 1947.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,424 t.
  • Length 424'
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 82
  • Armament: None
    Armament as USAT Will H. Point: One 3" mount and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft. (World War II Propulsion: One steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USAT Will H. Point
    West Corum 82k 19 February 1942
    Australian War Memorial Naval Historical Collection photo 304140
    Robert Hurst
    West Corum 61k 21 August 1943
    Australian War Memorial Naval Historical Collection photo 304139

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