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The first Belmont—a wooden hulled, non self propelled barge—was acquired by the Navy from the Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., after being inspected in the 3d Naval District on 21 November 1917; assigned the identification number (Id. No.) 2017; and was operated in an “in service” status into 1919. The exact nature of her service was not documented. She was returned to her owner on 3 October 1919.[1]

See also Belmont-II.


  1. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships