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Water Barge No. 1


Steel-hulled Water Barge:
  • Built by American Steel Barge Co. Superior, WI
  • Delivered to Standard Oil Co. as schooner barge S.O. Co. No. 55 (ON 116493), August 1891
  • Purchased by US Navy Bureau of Equipment at New York City for $25,000, 25 May 1898
  • Designated Water Barge No. 1
  • Allocated to Key West from 1898 to 1907
  • Reassigned to Pensacola 1908 to ???
  • Reassigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from at least 1914
  • Sank at moorings, Guantanamo Bay, January 1917
  • Final Disposition, presume raised and scrapped
    Specifications:
    Displacement 323 gross tons
    Length 125'
    Beam 30' 4"
    Draft 10'
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YW-1 84k S.O. Co. No. 55 as completed
    Bowling Green State University Historic Collections of the Great Lakes photo #004603
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no DANFS history record for Water Barge No. 1 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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