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Washington (SP 1241)

Sunk 9 December 1917

Schooner Barge:

  • Built in 1879 as Manual Llaguno at Bath, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 October 1917 from the Luckenbach Steamship Company of New York and placed in service as USS Washington (SP 1241)
  • Grounded while in tow from Hampton Roads, Virginia, 9 December 1917 with 2300 tons of coal on board after being caught in a heavy snow storm while attempting to enter the Ambrose Channel,
    New York
  • Determined to be unsalvageable, she was stricken from the Navy Register 9 February 1918.


  • Displacement 1,724 t.
  • Propulsion: Non-self propelled.
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    Washington 58k At anchor, prior to her brief World War I Naval service
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102510
    Naval Historical Center
    Washington 94k In port, prior to her brief World War I Naval service, with sails furled on her booms
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102511
    Washington 69k At anchor, prior to her brief World War I Naval service.
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 102512

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