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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
SS Susan V. 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


Spare Parts Depot Ship
  • Built in 1918 as the cargo ship SS Neponset for the United States Shipping Board by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in 1919 to the United State Shipping Board
  • Purchased by Luckenbach Steamship Co. in 1929, renamed SS Susan V. Luckenbach
  • Acquired, 8 January 1942, by the War Shipping Administration
  • Chartered to Luckenbach Steamship Co. from 8 January 1942 to 29 May 1945
  • Allocated to the War Department, 29 May 1945, as a Bare Bottom Charter
  • Converted to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, dates and location unknown
  • Commissioned, date unknown
  • During World War II SS Susan V. Luckenbach was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 5 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
  • Sold for scrapping to H.H. Buncher (PD-X-237) for $21,400.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 24 January 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7.430 t. gross
    Length 434'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 27'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity 487,236 cu ft
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one recip-steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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