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Marcia

 

Former names retained.

 

II

 

(ScStr: t. 8,738; l. 473'7"; b. 60'; dr. 30'9"; s. 14.5 k.)

 

Marcia, a passenger liner built in 1919 by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pa., was purchased at Philadelphia by the Navy from Luckenback SS Co., 9 June 1919 and commissioned the same day. After service through the summer returning men and equipment from Europe, Marcia was transferred to the War Department 12 September 1919.