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Katherine W. Cullen (SP 3223)

Seagoing Barge/Coastwise Collier:

  • Built in 1903 at Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 September 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Sunk 31 December 1918, 15 miles southeast of Boston light ship while under tow.


  • Displacement 703 t.
  • Length 144' 9"
  • Beam 30' 2"
  • Draft 15'
  • Capacity 1,150 t.
  • Complement: Six
  • Non-self propelled.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Katherine W. Cullen, a barge, was launched 1903 at Baltimore; purchased by the Navy from the Cullen Transportation Co., New York; and commissioned 28 September 1918, Lt. Goodwin in command. She operated with Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) along the New England coast, transporting coal from New York. She was detached from NOTS 11 December and was assigned to the 1st Naval District. Katherine W. Cullen operated there until 30 December 1918 when she sunk 15 miles southeast of Boston light ship while in tow of Heron.

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