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Bessie J.

(Coal Barge: t. 390; l. 144.8'; b. 30.2'; dr. 11'6" (mean); a. 2 3 pdrs)

Bessie J.--a barge built in Camden, Maine--was inspected in the 1st Naval District on 30 September 1917; ordered taken over on 6 March 1918; acquired by the Navy from the Boston Tow Boat Co. on 9 March 1918; designated SP 1919; and apparently later redesignated Coal Barge No. 512. She was sold to Denton Shore Lumber Co., Tampa, Fla., on 1 September 1920.

Robert J. Cressman



15 February 2006