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


  • 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.


  • Displacement 334 t.
  • Propulsion: Non-self propelled.
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    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 photos NH 99305 and NH 99307
    Naval Historical Center
    Violet 102k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Violet (ID 2395)
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