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Photo # NH 106385:  USS Edellyn circa 1919-1920

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USS Edellyn (ID # 4307), 1919-1919

S.S. Edellyn (sometimes misspelled Eddellyn), an 8713 gross ton, 13.5 knot freighter, was laid down on 5 May 1918 by the Sun Shipbuilding Co. at Chester, Pennsylvania, for the Luckenbach Steamship Company of New York and launched on 4 January 1919. Configured as a troopship during completion, she was taken over by the Navy and placed in commission on 18 July 1919 as USS Edellyn (ID # 4307) for use by the Cruiser and Transport Force in bringing troops home from Europe. She was decommissioned on 12 September 1919 and turned over to the Army Transport Service. In mid-January 1920 USAT Edellyn departed New York to assist in removing American Army units and Czechoslovak Legion troops from Vladivostok. On 10 September 1920 she arrived at New York from the Mediterranean, and the Army subsequently delivered her to the Shipping Board for layup. In 1922 the Luckenbach Steamship Co. purchased her and refitted her for commercial service as Dorothy Luckenbach. The Army reacquired her on 20 July 1944 and on 3 April 1945 completed her conversion to the hospital ship Ernestine Koranda. She was laid up in the Maritime Commission reserve fleet at Astoria, Oregon, on 5 March 1947 and was sold for scrapping on 4 March 1957.

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Photo #: NH 106628

USS Edellyn

Arriving at New York on 4 September 1919, while transporting U.S. troops home from Europe. She is being assisted by two U.S. Army tugs.
Panoramic photograph by Head-Mayberry, 488 7th Avenue, New York.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 1200 x 505 pixels


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Photo #: NH 106385

USAT Edellyn
(U.S. Army Transport, 1919)

In port, while employed to carry members of the Czech Legion to Europe from the Russian Far East in 1920.
Note the name board on the side of the ship's bridge, with her name clearly spelled "Edellyn". Many sources use the spelling "Eddelyn", however. She briefly served in the U.S. Navy in 1919, prior to becoming an Army transport.
The original image is printed on post card stock.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 490 pixels

Photo #: NH 105385

USAT Edellyn
(U.S. Army Transport)

In a harbor, circa late 1919.
Letterpress reproduction of a photograph taken after the ship's September 1919 transfer to the War Department. She was initially commissioned as USS Edellyn in July 1919.

Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image size: 123KB; 740 x 500 pixels



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