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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.
Draft 11' 5"
Propulsion cross-compound, condensing, reciprocating steam engine
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||Delta Queen (YFB-56) underway in San Francisco Bay, circa 1944-46.
||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.
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
Last Updated 9 November 2012
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