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Coal Barge No. 514
ex-Bessie (ID 1755)

Coal Barge:

  • Built in 1899 at S. Gildersleeve and Sons, Gildersleeve, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 November 1917 from McWilliams Brothers of New York and placed in service as Bessie (SP 1755)
  • Renamed SP-1755, 11 April 1918
  • Renamed Coal Barge No. 514
  • Returned to her owner, McWilliams Brothers of New York, NY, 27 October 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 338 t.
  • Length 107' 7"
  • Beam 27' 1"
  • Capacity 338 t.
  • Propulsion: Non-self propelled.
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    Bessie 84k In port, prior to her World War I era Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99349
    Naval Historical Center

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