(Str.: dp. 18,680; 1. 473'7"; b. 60'; dr. 30'9"; s. 14.5 k.)
South Bend (ID. No. 4019)—a steamer built in 1919 at Chester, Pa., by the Sun Shipbuilding Co.—was acquired by the Navy from the Luckenback Steamship Co., New York, on 7 March 1919 and commissioned the same day, Lt. Comdr. W. D. Lent, USNRF, in command.
However, she had no significant service before she was struck from the Navy list on 1 September 1919 and transferred to the War Department.