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Lucia

 

A former name retained.

 

(Str: t. 4,386; l. 4361; b. 54'2"; dr. 28'11"; s. 13 k.; cpl. 87; a. 2 3")

 

Lucia, a cargo ship, was built in 1912 by Unione Austriaca di Navigazione for Austrian registry. Seized at the beginning of World War I, she was operated by the Shipping Board, then taken over by the Army in 1917, and was scheduled to receive an armed guard prior to assignment to NOTS. Before commissioned, she was torpedoed by German submarine U‑155 and sank in the western Atlantic 17 October 1918.