Washington, also named Manuel Llaguno during her long commercial career, was built at Bath, Maine in 1879. While owned by the Luckenbach Steamship Company of New York City and employed in the coastal coal transportation trade, she was taken over by the U.S. Navy for World War I service as Washington on 18 October 1917 and designated SP-1241.
The Navy employed Washington as a seagoing coal barge. On 1 December 1917, while in tow from Hampton Roads, Virginia, with 2,300 long tons (2,300 t) of coal on board, Washington was caught in a heavy snow storm and went aground attempting to enter the Ambrose Channel at New York. Determined to be unsalvageable, she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in February 1918.
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- Radigan, Joseph M.. "Washington (SP 1241)". Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive. NavSource Naval History. http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/171241.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
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