Lillian Luckenbach

Virginia, North America

The steamship Marica was built in Chester in 1919, and was taken over by US Navy after launch. She did service for the navy with transporting American troops back to USA after first world war. She was later sold and sailed in civil transport under the name Lillian Luckenbach until she collided with the steamer Cape Henlopen 27.March 1943 east of Norfolk in Virginia. The wreck was demolished after second world war and the remains of her rest today on a depth of 30 meter.

Former names:
Lillian Luckenbach
USS Marica, USAT Marica
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