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Santa Cecilia (ID 4008)



Navy call sign:
George - Jig - King - Rush



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Dog - George - Watch

Freighter:

  • Built in 1913 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA for W. R. Grace and Company of New York
  • Acquired in 1918 by the Nafra Co., Inc. of New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 March 1919 and commissioned the same day
  • Stricken from the Navy Register and transferred to the United States Shipping Board 6 October 1919 for return to her owner
  • Acquired in 1920 by the Green Star Steamship Co. of Seattle, WA
  • Broken up in 1935.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 13,500 t.
  • Length 420' 2"
  • Beam 53' 9"
  • Draft 28' 5"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Propulsion: One 3,800hp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Santa Cecilia 15k
    Namesake:

    Saint Cecilia is a saint venerated in the Latin Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, as well as some churches of the Anglican Communion. She is one of seven women, in addition to the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. She is regarded as the patron saint of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". Her feast day is on November 22

    Tommy Trampp
    Santa Cecilia 87k San Diego, CA
    Photo from Shipscribe
    John Spivey
    Photo added 3 June 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR William Thomas Morgan, USNRF10 March 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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