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YHB-9


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

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
    Specifications:
    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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