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West View


  • Laid down 28 May 1918 by the Northwest Steel Co., Portland, OR
  • Launched 26 August 1918
  • Sponsored by Mrs. L. D. Winters
  • Delivered 18 November 1918 to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Transferred to the Navy 19 November 1918 and commissioned the same day at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
  • Decommissioned 20 January 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Broken up in the late 1930s.


  • Displacement 12,225 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Depth of hold 29' 9"
  • Draft 24' 2"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500shp General Electric steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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    West View 424k Photos from Northwest Steel employee newspapers published 1 November 1919 Darryl Baker
    Photo added 18 December 2019
    West View 484k
    West View 114k In port, circa Autumn 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103636
    Naval Historical Center

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