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YHB-15 (1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Romeo - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Self-propelled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
  • Completed in 1930 as the houseboat yacht Minoco (ON 230414) by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 210), jointly owned by the four brothers who founded Mills Novelty Co. of Chicago,
         a major vending machine manufacturer
  • Sold to Walter P. Murphy, Jacksonville, FL and renamed Idyl, 1940
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 11 September 1942 as Yard Houseboat YHB-15
  • Reclassified Miscellaneous Auxiliary YAG-20, 28 Spetember 1942
  • Converted for Naval service by Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville, FL
  • Placed in service at Jacksonville, 20 November 1942
  • Operated during World War II out of Key West, supplying small outlying bases in the Caribbean
  • Placed out of service at Section Base, Port Everglades, FL, (replaced in her duty by YF-443), 08 February 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 July 1944
  • Sold to Edward P. McCarthy, Miami, FL, for $15,500, 5 February 1945
  • Final Disposition, transferred to Honduran registry 1945, final fate unknown
    Displacement 165 gross tons
    Length 98.5'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8.8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 400hp

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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