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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
House Boat (Self-propelled)
Built by Joseph Supple, Portland, OR
Completed as the wooden passenger steamer Kitsap II (ON 214056) for Kitsap County Transportation Co., Seattle, WA, May 1916
Sold to Puget Sound Navigation Co., Inc., Seattle, WA and renamed City of Bellingham, 1926
Rebuilt at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA, and renamed Quilcene, winter 1929-1930
Acquired by the US Navy, 18 September 1941
Placed in service 29 November 1941
Served in Thirteenth Naval District during World War II
Placed out of service and transferred to WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, 07 May 1947
Sold to Freeman & Gibson, Seattle, WA, and converted to floating machine shop, 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown, believe scrapped in 1950s
Displacement 401 gross tons, 272 net tons
Length 145' 6"
Beam 42' 8"
Draft 13' 4"
Propulsion single 4-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 2200ihp
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||YHB-5 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 14 May 1942. Her civilian name is still visible painted on her stern.
National Archives photo 19-N-29680 (cropped)
There is no DANFS history for YHB-5 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Evergreen Fleet - Quilcene
Last Updated 21 July 2017
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