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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory 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
    Displacement 1050 t. (gross)
    Length 183' 5"
    Beam 34' 2"
    Draft 17' 8"
    Complement 29 (merchant)
    one 3"/23 AA gun mount
    four 20mm Oerlikons
    one 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 550ihp
    single propeller
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    Images of YHB-10 are available at the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) link

    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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