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Delta King (YFB-55)
Delta King (YHB-6) (1940 - 1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Delta King, a riveted-steel, sternwheel-propelled, overnight passenger steamboat built between 1924 and 1927 at Isherwood Yard in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Assembled at Banner Island shipyard, Stockton, CA.
  • Completed 20 May 1927
  • Acquired by the Navy November 1940
  • Placed in service as Yard House Boat Delta King (YHB-6), date unknown
  • Reclassified Ferryboat Delta King (YFB-55), 5 July 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, stationary hotel and restaurant at Sacramento, CA.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 285'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 11' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross-compound, condensing, reciprocating steam engine (removed)

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    YFB-55-2 51k Ex-Delta King (YFB-55) in use as a barracks for workers at Kitimat, British Columbia, circa 1960s. Bruno Gire
    YFB-55-2 38k
    YFB-55-2 393k Stern view of SS Delta King in tow and about to pass under the Carquinez Bridge at Vallejo, CA. on her way to Sacramento upon return from Kitimat, British Columbia on 29 April 1959.
    Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo: YHB 6 Apr 29 1974 TH CB.
    Darryl Baker
    YFB-55-2 289k SS Delta King laid up in McDougall Slough near Collinsville, CA., 26 February 1974.
    Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo: YHB 6 Feb 26 1974 TH.
    Darryl Baker
    YFB-55-2 15k Hulk of ex-YFB-55, date and location unknown. Bruno Gire
    YFB-55-2 54k

    Delta King (YHB-6 / YFB-55)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Riverboat Delta King - Delta King

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