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USAT Horace Luckenbach

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of Awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down, circa 1918 as SS Eastern Trader, a USSB type-1124 Passenger-Cargo Liner, at Asano Shipbuilding Co., Taurumi, Japan
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the United States Shipping Board (USSB) in 1919,
  • Sold in 1923 to to the Luckenbach Steam Ship Co., renamed SS Horace Luckenbach
  • Taken over by the United States Maritime Commission, circa 1940
  • Allocated by the War Shipping Administration in 1940
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, Commissioned USAT Horace Luckenbach
  • Returned to her owners, circa 1946
  • Sold in 1947 to G. Costa, renamed SS Giovanna C., reflagged Italy, served as a cargo-passenger liner until 1949 when she was converted to an immigrant transport
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1953 at La Spezia, Italy
    Displacement 12,600 t.
    Length 445'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 32'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion two triple expansion reciprocating engines, 4,200 hp
    twin propellers

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    Horace Luckenbach 125k Deck Plans for SS Eastern Trader a United States Shipping Board Type-1124 cargo ship.  
    Horace Luckenbach 125k
    Horace Luckenbach 14k Ex-SS Eastern Trader underway while in service as the Luckenbach Lines passenger-cargo liner SS Horace Luckenbach underway date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Horace Luckenbach 33k Ex-SS Horace Luckenbach underway while in the service of Costa Lines passenger-cargo liner SS Giovanna C.  

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