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YHB-10


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal


YHB-10 Class House Boat (Non-self-propelled)
  • Built by Long Beach Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA (YN 144)
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed as the steel-hulled passenger/cargo steamer Domingo Nazabal I for Domingo Nazabal & Cia., Cienfuegos, Cuba, April 1920
  • Sold to Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co., Honolulu, TH and renamed Mauna Loa (ON 220183), 1924
  • Sold to Cia. Naviera del Pacifico SA and placed under Mexican flag, 1937
  • Sold to R.B. Vickers, Los Angeles, CA, 1939
  • Sold to Capt. W.W. Kibbee, Los Angeles, CA, 1941
  • Requistioned by the War Shipping Administration, 12 July 1942
  • Converted for naval service at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard
  • Placed in service, 29 July 1942, CBM Wilbert T Harris, officer in charge
  • Towed from Pearl Harbor to French Frigate Shoals by tug Agnes Foss, 10-13 August 1942
  • YHB-10 was assigned to French Frigate Shoals
  • Placed out of service, 01 March 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 March 1945
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a submarine target off French Frigate Shoals, 26 March 1945
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1050 t. (gross)
    Length 183' 5"
    Beam 34' 2"
    Draft 17' 8"
    Complement 29 (merchant)
    Armament
    one 3"/23 AA gun mount
    four 20mm Oerlikons
    Propulsion
    one 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 550ihp
    single propeller
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    YHB-10
    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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