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Delta Queen (YFB-56)
Delta Queen (YHB-7) (1940 - 1944)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Delta Queen, 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 in 1927
  • Acquired by the Navy November 1940
  • Placed in service as Yard House Boat Delta Queen (YHB-7), date unknown
  • Reclassified Ferryboat Delta Queen (YFB-56), 5 July 1944
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • Current Disposition, restaurant and hotel at Chattanooga, TN.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 285'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 11' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross-compound, condensing, reciprocating steam engine

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    Delta Queen (YFB-56)
    Delta Queen 28k Delta Queen (YFB-56) underway in San Francisco Bay, circa 1944-46.  
    Commercial Service
    Delta Queen 921k SS Delta Queen underway, 30 April 1963, on the Ohio River in a race with the SS Belle of Louisville which is in the background on the left. Delta Queen won the race by 30 minutes. Darryl Baker

    Delta Queen (YHB-7 / YFB-56)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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