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K. I. Luckenbach (ID 2291)

Navy call sign:
George - Tare - Watch - Fox

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - George - Sail


  • Built in 1917 by Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 27 October 1917
  • Delivered 3 February 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 August 1918 at New York
  • Commissioned 9 August 1918
  • Decommissioned 5 October 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to her owner
  • Scrapped in 1954.


  • Displacement 16,000 t.
  • Length 468' 3"
  • Beam 56'
  • Draft 30' 6"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 99
  • Armament: One 6" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 4,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS K. I. Luckenbach
    K. I. Luckenbach 109k In drydock, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 11 February 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99367
    Naval Historical Center
    USS K. I. Luckenbach (ID 2291)
    K. I. Luckenbach 163k . Tommy Trampp
    K. I. Luckenbach 126k At Brest, France, while serving as a troop transport, 1919.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 103051
    Robert Hurst
    K. I. Luckenbach 120k Arriving at New York in 1919, while bringing home troops from Europe.
    Photographed by E. Muller Jr.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 103915
    SS K. I. Luckenbach
    K. I. Luckenbach 60k 22 September 1920
    SS K. I. Luckenbach in the Waterway (Rotterdam, Holland)
    Barbara Starling

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