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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA (YN 68)
  • Launched, 28 May 1912
  • Completed as the steel-hulled passenger steamer Sol Duc (ON 210133) for Inland Navigation Co., Port Townsend, WA, June 1912
  • Sold, date unknown, to Puget Sound Navigation Co., Inc., Seattle, WA, 1915
  • Laid up out of service, 1935
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 23 March 1942
  • Assigned to Thirteenth Naval District, 1942 - 1945
  • At Naval Shipyard Bremerton "beyond economic repair" by March 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, May 1947
  • Sold to Freeman & Gibson, Seattle, WA, 1947
  • Final Disposition, scrapped by Bethlehem Steel Co., 1948
    Displacement 1085 gross tons, 667 net tons
    Length 189'
    Beam 31' 5"
    Draft 22' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, single shaft, 1200hp

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    YHB-2 102k Sol Duc, date and location unknown. From Pacific Steamboats by Gordon Newell & Joe Williamson (Superior Publishing, Seattle, 1958) Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-8 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Evergreen Fleet - Sol Duc
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    Last Updated 15 July 2017