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House Boat
  • Built at Seattle, WA, 1908
  • Completed for King County, WA, as passenger vessel Washington (ON 204997), 1908
  • Operated on Lake Washington, 1908 - 1919
  • Converted to ferry, 1919
  • Returned to Lake Washington as excursion steamer, 1929
  • Placed out of service with opening of Lake Washington bridge, 1940
  • Sold to scrap dealers Neider and Marcus, Seattle, who removed her engines and boilers
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1941
  • Operated in Thirteenth Naval District, 1941 - 1945
  • At Naval Shipyard, Bremerton "beyond economic repair" by May 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, July 1947
  • Lay on Washington Ship Canal as late as 1967
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 323 gross tons, 219 net tons
    Length 160' 0"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 10' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none (removed)

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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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