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Looking for Info on USS Western Wave

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Re: Looking for Info on USS Western Wave

Posted: 3 Jan 2012 12:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found some information on this ship, indicating it had changed names a few times before being scrapped in 1939.

Built in 1886 named Cherokee; 1922 sold to Gulf & Southern SS Co., NY renamed Tampa, 1929 sold North American Fruit & SS Corp, NY renamed Western Wave, 1932 sold to J. A. Wilson, NY renamed Texan, 1939 scrapped. (Source: - scroll to vessel name "Cherokee (1)")

SS Western Wave was listed as Arrived, from Liverpool, in this article from the New York Times:

This is a link to a lawsuit in 1935, vs. the Port of New Orleans:

Most ships (when researching the Merchant Marine) were not commissioned by the US Navy, so Western Wave was probably called S.S. Western Wave, not USS. The S.S. (or s/s or stmr) usually refers to Steam Ship.

Best of luck in your research!

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