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DANFS - USS Saccarappa
(Steamer: displacement 5,735; length 401'; beam 54'; draft 24'5"; speed 12 knots; complement 65)


A village in Cumberland County, Maine. An Indian word meaning "toward the rising sun."

Saccarappa (No. 3828) was built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pa. She was taken over, upon her completion, on 31 December by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) and commissioned for Naval Overseas Transportation Service. After the ship had been manned by Naval personnel, USSB requested that she be returned. She was placed out of commission and returned to USSB on 14 January 1919.

30 January 2002