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USAT Ourcq

  • 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.
    Length 448'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Passenger capacity unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Ourcq 47k 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
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