Edgar F. Luckenbach served both the U. S. Army and the Navy.
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|SS Edgar F. Luckenbach|
|101k||Underway, circa 1916, probably upon completion of her construction by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
U.S. Navy photo NH 65091
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|89k||While under charter to the U.S. Army before becoming a naval vessel in July 1918
National Archives photo 19-N-14829 from Shipscribe.com
|USS Edgar F. Luckenbach (ID 4697)|
|158k||Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the ship underway in 1919, with troops crowding her decks
This image was published in 1919 by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
Naval Historical Center photo NH 104824
|118k||Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the ship underway in 1919, with troops crowding her decks. This image was published in 1919 by A.M. Simon, 324 E. 23rd St., New York City, as one of ten photographs in a "Souvenir Folder" of views concerning USS Edgar F. Luckenbach
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 104824 from Shipscribe.com
Edgar F. Luckenbach sailed from New Orleans 14 July 1918 and joined a convoy at New York bound for France. She offloaded her Army cargo at Verdon, La Pallice, Bordeaux, and Royans, then returned to Newport News 26 September. She made a second voyage between New York and Marseilles, then was transferred from the Naval Overseas Transportation Service to the Cruiser and Transport Force to bring home sick wounded, and convalescent troops. From 1 March to 11 October 1919 she made five such voyages to France. Arriving Norfolk, she was decommissioned and returned to her owner 30 October 1919.
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