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

Coal 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.


  • Length 144' 10"
  • Beam 30' 2"
  • Capacity 390 t.
  • Propulsion: Non-self propelled.
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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

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