Lillian Luckenbach

Virginia, USA

The steamship Marica was built in Chester in 1919, and was taken over by US Navy right after she was launched. She did service for the navy with transporting American troops back to USA after first world war, and was later that same year sold to Luchenbach Steamship Company in New York and renamed Jacob Luckenbach. Three years later she was renamed to Lillian Luckenbach. She collided with the steamer Cape Henlopen 27. March 1943 east of Norfolk in Virginia and was written of as a total loss. The wreck was extensively scrapped on site  after the Second World War, and the battered remains of her rest today on a depth of 20 to 30 meter.

Former names:
Lillian Luckenbach
USS Marica, USAT Marica, Jacob Luckenbach
136,8 x 18,3 x 7,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6369 grt
Chester ( US ) 1919
New York ( US )

36 58.243 N 75 24.231 W
( Source: Dive Buddy )

Picture: Lillian Luckenbach
Courtesy of U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command