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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built by Stephens Brothers, Stockton, CA (YN 650)
Completed as the yacht Sea Breeze (ON 238638) for Mr. & Mrs. Robert L Wiel, of San Francisco, CA (cost $16,085.00), June 1939
Acquired by the US Navy, 13 December 1941
Designated Yard Ambulance Boat YH-4, date unknown
Reclassified a small boat, 01 May 1942
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Redocumented as Sea Breeze, owned by Stannis Hinman, Lafayette, CA, 1959
Later operated as a private yacht in the San Francisco Bay area, owned by Mr. Keith Mitchell
Sold by Mitchell to Jane and David Cobb, March 2014
Currently active as a private yacht, homeported Alameda, CA
Displacement 24 gross tons
Beam 11' 9"
Propulsion (1939) Twin Kermath "Sea Mate" engines
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||YH-4 circa mid-1943. PC-570 is moored in the background.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 100123, courtesy of A.D. Baker III, 1984.
|Original by Scott Odell, replacement by Dave Wright
|Yacht Sea Breeze
||Sea Breeze, ex YH-4, moored in her slip at Sausalito, CA. in August 2010
||Sea Breeze, ex YH-4, underway in San Francisco Bay, April 2014. Note the vintage B-17 flying in the background.
Photo by Stuart Kiehl
|David A. Cobb
There is no DANFS history available for YH-4 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Sea Breeze - 1939 Stephens Brothers Cruiser
Last Updated 12 August 2016
This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright|