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ex-Freight Lighter No. 123
ex-Commerce (ID 2763)

Freight Lighter:

  • Built in 1901 at Athens, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 15 September 1918 from the Warner Sugar Refining Company of Englewood, NJ and placed in service shortly thereafter as Commerce (ID 2763)
  • Renamed Freight Lighter No. 123
  • Reclassified as YF-123, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Navy list 15 July 1922
  • Sold 24 March 1923
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 85' 1"
  • Beam 26' 10"
  • Draft 8'
  • Capacity 100 t.
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement: Four.
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    Commerce 88k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 18 May 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102830
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