|Builder||New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, New Jersey|
|Operator||Leihigh Valley Transportation Co., Perth Amboy|
|History||Or Number 703. Schooner barge. Steel-hulled. Built as Bellewood.|
U-boat attacks on Barge 703
|1||21 Jul 1918||U 156 (Richard Feldt)||Sunk||3 miles off Orleans, Mass.|
|The vessel is commonly misidentified as Barge No. 403 or No. 403 of 422 grt. Department of Commerce documents show that this is incorrect. The reference is seemingly to the barge P.R.R. 403 of 422 grt. This vessel though is listed in both the 1918 and 1919 "Annual List of Merchant Vessels of the United States." P.R.R. stands for Pennsylvania Railroad, which is in itself a problem, as the other vessels engaged on July 21, 1918 were associated with the Leigh Valley Railroad. br>
The 703 is listed as sunk by U-boat off Cape Cod on July 21, 1918 in the 1919 "Annual Report of the Commissioner of Navigation." The vessel is listed in the 1918 annual list but does not appear in the 1919 list.|
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