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Western Star (ID 4210)

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


  • Built in 1918 by J. F. Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 August 1918 and commissioned on the same day
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1919 at Tompkinsville, NY and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Abandoned in 1933.


  • Displacement 12,100 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' ½"
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 3,000shp DeLaval steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Western Star 82k Under tow, immediately after launching at the J.F. Duthie and Company shipyard, Seattle, Washington, 4 July 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65051
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Richard E. Tull, USNRF28 August 1918
    02LCDR Gustaf E. Jonsson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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