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Bessie H. Dantzler (SP 3158)

Bessie H. Dantzler served both the U. S. Navy and Army


  • Built in 1901 by Christiansen at Scranton, MS
  • Acquired by the Navy 14 September 1917
  • Placed in service 19 August 1918 at the New Orleans Navy Yard
  • Loaned to the War Department 9 September 1920
  • Returned to the Navy 14 November 1921
  • Sold 4 March 1922
  • Burned 6 March 1926 in Lake Pontchartrain, LA.


  • Displacement 108 t.
  • Length 97'
  • Beam 22'
  • Draft 9' 3"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 375hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Bessie H. Dantzler 70k c. 1930s
    Charles L. Franck Photographers
    Contributed by Nancy Ewing Miner
    Louisiana Digital Library

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