Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online:
Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive

USAHS Ernestine Koranda
ex-USAT Eddelyn
ex-USS Eddelyn

Navy call sign (1919):
George - Jig - Dog - Quack

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Rush - Jig - Watch

Edelyn served both the U. S. Navy and Army


  • Laid down 5 June 1918 as Eddelyn by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, PA
  • Launched 4 January 1919
  • Delivered 15 July 1919
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 July 1919 and commissioned USS Eddelyn the same day
  • Decommissioned 4 September 1919 and transferred to the War Department as USAT Eddelyn
  • Acquired by the Luckenbach Steamship Co. in 1922 and renamed Dorothy Luckenbach
  • Acquired by the Army in 1944 and renamed USAHS Ernestine Koranda
  • Transferred to the Department of Commerce in 1950 and renamed Dorothy Luckenbach
  • Broken up in 1957 at Learner Co. of San Francisco, CA.


  • Displacement 8,713 t.
  • Length 448' 9"
  • Length between perpandiculars 499'
  • Beam 60'
  • Draft 28' 2"
  • Complement 50
  • Propulsion: Two 2,500ihp steam engines, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    SS Dorothy Luckenbach
    Eddelyn 155k Passing under the St. John's Bridge at Portland, Oregon
    Photo from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman
    Robert Hurst
    USS Eddelyn
    Eddelyn 192k Arriving at New York on 4 September 1919, while transporting U.S. troops home from Europe. She is being assisted by two U.S. Army tugs
    Panoramic photograph by Head-Mayberry, 488 7th Avenue, New York
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009
    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106628
    Robert Hurst
    USAHS Ernestine Koranda
    Eddelyn 126k Army Nurse Ernestine Koranda, who was among those who lost their lives in the line of duty, at home before leaving for Australia. She was honoured by the U.S. Army who bestowed her name on the former freighter SS Dorothy Luckenback, ex-Eddelyn
    Photo courtesy of the Koranda family
    Robert Hurst
    Eddelyn 168k Army Nurse Ernestine Koranda
    Photo courtesy of the Koranda family
    Eddelyn 156k Photo courtesy of Steamship Historical Society of America from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman

    View the Eddelyn
    DANFS history entry located on the Naval Historical Center website
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Identification Numbered Civilian Ships (ID) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History