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Photo # NH 106697:  USS Marica at anchor, 1919

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USS Marica (ID # 4031), 1919-1919.
Later USAT Marica and S.S. Lillian Luckenbach

S.S. Marica was built at Chester, Pennsylvania, as an 8738 gross ton freighter for the Luckenbach Steamship Company of New York. Upon completion she was taken over by the Navy, converted to a transport, and placed in commission in June 1919 as USS Marica (ID # 4031). Following a few months' service returning U.S. service personnel from Europe, in mid-September 1919 she was decommissioned and turned over to the War Department for operation as the U.S. Army Transport Marica. She was soon returned to her owner, which reconverted her to a freighter and at some point renamed her Lillian Luckenbach. The ship's long commercial service lasted until 27 March 1943, when she was sunk off the U.S. East Coast in a collision with the S.S. Cape Henlopen.

This page features, and provides links to, all available views concerning USS Marica (ID # 4031), which was later the U.S. Army Transport Marica and S.S. Lillian Luckenbach.

For more views related to this ship, see:

  • USAT Marica (U.S. Army Transport, 1919).


    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 106697

    USS Marica
    (ID # 4031)

    At anchor, 1919.
    The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2009.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 58KB; 900 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104806

    USS Marica
    (ID # 4031)

    At anchor in 1919, while serving as a troop transport.
    The original photograph was printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 39KB; 740 x 480 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106613

    USS Marica
    (ID # 4031)

    At Brest, France on 29 June 1919, with the U.S. Navy lighter Nenette alongside.
    The ship in the left distance is USS Pretoria.
    The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 68KB; 900 x 565 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 104807

    USS Marica
    (ID # 4031)

    Troops boarding the ship on 28 June 1919, for transportation from Europe to the United States.
    The original photograph was printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 475 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106614

    USS Marica
    (ID # 4031)

    Sea sick Soldiers on the ship's deck, while they were en route home from France in mid-1919.
    The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 94KB; 535 x 925 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106369

    Ferry Lighter Rin Tin Tin


    Coming alongside USS Marica (ID # 4031) to transfer homeward bound troops of the First Division, in Brest Harbor, France on 23 August 1919.
    The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.

    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 495 pixels

     


    For more views related to this ship, see:

  • USAT Marica (U.S. Army Transport, 1919).


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


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