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Eddelyn

 

Former name retained.

 

(AP: lbp. 499'; b. 60')

 

Eddelyn, a troop transport, was built by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pa., in 1919; taken over by the Navy, and commissioned on 18 July 1919, Lieutenant Commander Ralph Osborn, USNRF, in command.

 

Eddelyn was assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force, and designated to carry Army troops and cargo. Departing Philadelphia on 27 July 1919, she sailed to Brest, France, where she arrived on 5 August. For the next 20 days she was busily occupied loading almost 1,000 soldiers and a cargo of lighter-than-air craft. Eddelyn sailed for New York, where upon her arrival on 4 September 1919, she was decommissioned and transferred to the War Department.