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Santa Elisa

 

Santa Elisa (SP-4352) retained her mercantile name in United States Naval service.

 

(SP-4352: t. 5,004; l. 360'4"; b. 51'8"; dr. 23'; s. 12 k.; cpl.  187)

 

Santa Elisa (SP-4352), a single-screw, steel freighter, built during 1918 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., for W. R. Grace and Co. of New York, was delivered upon completion to the United States Shipping Board; transferred to the Navy and commissioned on 17 June 1919 at Camden, Lt. Comdr. W. L. Proctor, USNRF, in command.

 

Assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force, Atlantic Fleet, upon commissioning, Santa Elisa was one of many ships which transported United States troops from France following the end of World War I. She made two round-trip voyages from New York to Bordeaux, France, between 20 June 1919 and 19 September 1919.

 

After an overhaul at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Santa Elisa was decommissioned on 15 October 1919 and simultaneously transferred to the Shipping Board for return to her owner. Santa Elisa remained under United States registry until scrapped during 1955, bearing the name Baranof after April 1936.