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Coal Barge No. 512
ex-Bessie J. (SP 1919)

Barge: Built at Camden, ME; Acquired 9 March 1918; Placed in service as Bessie J. (SP 1919); Renamed SP-1919 11 April 1918; Renamed Coal Barge No. 512; Sold 1 September 1920. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 390 t.; Length unknown; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed non-self propelled; Complement unknown; Armament none.

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Bessie J. 87k In port, possibly when she was inspected by the First Naval District on 30 September 1917. She was owned by the Boston Tow Boat Company, of Boston, Massachusetts.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99350
Naval Historical Center

There is no DANFS history currently available for Bessie J. (SP 1919).
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