Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

Coal Barge No. 420
ex-Violet (ID 2395)


Barge: Built in 1897 at Elkton, MD. Employed carrying coal out of Norfolk, Virginia. She was inspected for possible U.S. Navy acquisition in March 1918, assigned the registry ID-2395, and ordered to be taken over in May. Reportedly she became the Navy's Coal Barge No. 420. Taken out of service sometime before the fall of 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 334 t.; Length unknown; Beam unknown; Draft unknown; Speed non-self propelled; Complement unknown; Armament none.


Click on thumbnail
for full size image
Size Image Description Source
Annie B. Embry 87k In port, possibly in the Norfolk, Virginia, area on 3 March 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District. The barge at left is Annie B. Embry, which was assigned registry ID-2401 and reportedly later became Navy Coal Barge No. 421.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99305
Naval Historical Center
Violet 102k In port, possibly in the Norfolk, Virginia, area on 3 March 1918, when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District. The barge partially visible at left is Annie B. Embry, which was assigned registry ID-2401 and reportedly later became Navy Coal Barge No. 421.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99307
Naval Historical Center

There is no DANFS history currently available for Violet (ID 2395).
Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Auxiliary Ship Index Back to the Identification Numbered Vessel (ID) Photo Index

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
© 2007 Joseph M. Radigan © 1996 - 2007 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.