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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Bravo - Juliet

House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Mathis Yacht, Camden, NJ (YN 207)
  • Completed as yacht Truant (ON 229790) for businessman (and former Secretary of the Navy) Truman H. Newberry, Detroit, MI, 1930
  • Sold to Chicago industrialist Walter P. Murphy and renamed Idyl, 1935
  • Sold to Louis J. Kolb, Philadelphia, PA and renamed Carman, 1937
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1942
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District, used as flagship for Commander, Amphibious Forces Atlantic Fleet, 1942 - 1944
  • Used as yacht for Under Secretary of Navy on Potomac, 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, May 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, 27 November 1945
  • Sold to Albert Verley & Co., New York, NY, renamed Muriel B, 1946
  • Sold to Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Alexandria, VA, renamed North Wales, 1947
  • Sold to Leon Mandel, Chicago, IL, renamed Carola, 1951
  • Later sold and renamed Manatee, 1970s
  • Final Disposition, broken up at Jones Boat Yard, Miami, FL, 1980
    Displacement 221 gross tons, 179 net tons
    Length 120' overall
    Beam 21' 0"
    Draft 9' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 600hp

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    YHB-9 152k Truant as completed, circa 1930. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-9 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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