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West Zucker (Id. No. 3584)


The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.

(Id. No. 3584: displacement 12,186; length 423'9"; beam 54'0"; draft 24'2" (mean); speed 10.5 knots; complement 75; armament none)

West Zucker, a steel-hulled, single-screw cargo ship built under a United States Shipping Board (USSB) contract at Los Angeles, Calif., by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., was completed late in 1918; inspected by the Navy on 4 November 1918; assigned the identification number (Id. No.) 3584; and commissioned at San Pedro, Calif., on 20 November 1918, Lt. Cmdr. Roy W. Look, USNRF, in command.

Following sea trials, West Zucker loaded a full cargo of flour and sailed for the east coast on 4 January 1919. Arriving at Hampton Roads, Va., on 22 March, via the Panama Canal, West Zucker unloaded her cargo and was decommissioned on 29 March. Simultaneously stricken from the Navy Register and transferred to the USSB on that day, the freighter remained in the hands of the Board until abandoned, due to age and deterioration, in 1933.

Updated, Robert J,. Cressman

8 February 2024

Published: Thu Feb 08 13:26:07 EST 2024