SS EXCELSIOR” — 3rd built by Ingalls

Con­tributed by Else Mar­tin

JUNE 6 — On this day in 1944, Allied forces land troops on Nor­mandy beach­es for the largest amphibi­ous land­ing in his­to­ry — Oper­a­tion Over­lord (D-Day).

April 10, 1941 the C3 Car­go Ship
SS EXCELSIOR” — 3rd built by Ingalls
Hull No. 255, was ready for deliv­ery.

Became ATS — Army Trans­port Ser­vice
Renamed SS LYON

Just one of sev­er­al Ingalls built ships that
CARRIED TROOPS TO NORMANY from the Unit­ed King­dom
on D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.

RECEIVED 5 BATTLE STARS IN WORLD WAR II

Mississippi Maritime Museum's photo.