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Photo # NH 65072:  SS West Zucker underway, probably during builder's trials, circa November 1918


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S.S. West Zucker (American Freighter, 1918).
Served as USS West Zucker (ID # 3584) in 1918-1919

S.S. West Zucker, a 5808 gross ton (12,186.5 tons displacement) freighter built by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Los Angeles, California, was completed in November 1918. She was turned over to the Navy at that time and placed in commission as USS West Zucker (ID # 3584). Early in January 1919 the ship left the West Coast with a cargo of flour, which she delivered at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March. Decommissioned late in that month, West Zucker was returned to the U.S. Shipping Board, which retained her until 1933, when she was abandoned.

This page features all available views concerning the steamship West Zucker, which served as USS West Zucker (ID # 3584) in 1918-1919.


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S.S. West Zucker
(American Freighter, 1918)

Photographed in November 1918 by her builder, the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., San Pedro, Calif.

Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-32-S.

 
Photo #: NH 65072

S.S. West Zucker
(American Freighter, 1918)

Underway, probably during builder's trials, circa November 1918.
Built by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Los Angeles, California, this ship was transferred to the Navy upon completion. She was placed in commission as USS West Zucker (ID # 3584) on 20 November 1918 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board on 29 March 1919.
Note her "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 89438

S.S. West Zucker
(American Freighter, 1918)

In port, probably at the time of her completion by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Los Angeles, California, circa October 1918.
This steamship served as USS West Zucker (ID # 3584) in 1918-1919.
Note her "dazzle" camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 390 pixels

 


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