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YHB-5


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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 401 gross tons, 272 net tons
    Length 145' 6"
    Beam 42' 8"
    Draft 13' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion single 4-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 2200ihp

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    YHB-3 65k 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)
    Dave Wright

    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
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    Last Updated 21 July 2017