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Katrina Luckenbach

 

Former name retained.

 

(Str: dp. 16,000; l. 468'3"; b. 55'11"; dr. 30'6"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 91; a. 1 5", 1 6-pdr.)

 

Katrina Luckenbach was launched 22 February 1918 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.; she was acquired by the Navy from Luckenbach Steamship Co. on a bare-ship basis and commissioned 18 May 1918, Lt. Comdr. Eldon H. Read, USNRF, in command.

 

Katrina Luckenbach was assigned to NOTS, and departed New York 10 June with a cargo of Army supplies for American forces in France. The cargo ship returned to the States 16 August and, following repairs, was transferred to the Cruiser and Transport Force to assist in returning American forces from Europe. She sailed from Boston 15 June 1919 with cargo for France. Upon her return to New York, Katrina Luckenbach decommissioned 25 November 1919 and was returned to her owners.