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Empress (SP 569)

Sunk 4 November 1917

Passenger Barge:

  • Acquired by the Navy 17 October 1917 from John N. Briggs of Coeymans, NY
  • Sunk 4 November 1917 when her seams opened up while under tow from Brooklyn, NY to Newport, RI.


  • Length 147' 5"
  • Capacity 1,200
  • Speed non-self propelled.
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    Empress 199k Shown before Naval service in World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101596
    Mike Green
    Empress 207k In drydock in November 1915
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101597

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