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Laid down, date unknown, by American International Shipbuilding Company at Hog Island, PA.
Launched, 17 June 1920
Delivered to the U.S. Shipping Board in December 1920
Transferred to the War Department, 6 January 1921
Assigned to the U.S. Army Transport Service, A.T.S. Atlantic Fleet with homeport at Norfolk, VA.
Named in honor of the U.S. Army’s participation in the Ourcq campaign in World War I.
Laid up, 13 January 1921, at Norfolk, VA.
Directed by Executive Order dated 1 July 1922 to be turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board
Turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board, 5 January 1923
Sold to the American Merchant Line in early 1924, renamed SS American Farmer
Sold to the Société Maritime Anversoise, a Belgian shipping firm reflagged Belgian, renamed SS Ville de Liege
Final Disposition, sunk, 13 April 1941, by U-52 off the east coast of Greenland
Displacement 7,555 t.
Passenger capacity unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
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||Ex-USAT Ourcq underway, as the American Merchant Line's freighter SS American Farmer, date and location unknown.
Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA.
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol.4.
The history for USAT Ourcq is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol 4
Last Updated 3 May 2019
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