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Coal Barge No. 518
ex-Dolphin (ID 1314)

Coal Barge:

  • Laid down as Dolphin in 1903
  • In 1917, when she was owned by the C.F. Harms Company of New York City, she was inspected by the Third Naval District and assigned the registry ID-1314
  • Chartered by the Navy 3 November 1917, she was employed for the rest of World War I, and for several months afterwards, as Coal Barge No. 518
  • Returned to her owners 20 August 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 408 t.
  • Length 88'
  • Beam 30'
  • Capacity 350 t.
  • Speed non-self propelled.
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    Coal Batge No. 518 102k In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Third Naval District, circa 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103472
    Naval Historical Center
    Coal Batge No. 518 106k Barge Dolphin (ID-1314, also known as Coal Barge No. 518) with USS Bagley (Torpedo Boat No. 24) alongside, in a New York City area yacht basin circa 1917-1918. Partially visible at right is USS Freelance (SP-830). Another patrol vessel (converted yacht) and a tug are in the right background.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104426
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Coal Barge No. 518.
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