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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  • Sold for scrapping to H.H. Buncher (PD-X-237) for $21,400.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 24 January 1947
    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
    one recip-steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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