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YHB-11


House Boat
  • Built by Schultze, Robertson & Schultz, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Launched, 11 November 1912
  • Completed for for the California Transportation Co., San Francisco, CA, as the sternwheel steamer Fort Sutter (ON 210771), November 1912
  • Operated on Sacramento River between Sacramento and San Francisco
  • Placed out of service on completion of Delta King and Delta Queen, 1927
  • Acquired by the Navy, 26 July 1942
  • Placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA, as YHB-11, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, January 1947
  • Purchased by M.O. Mason, Sacramento, CA, 1947
  • Purchased by J.H. McGee and L.A. Peterson with intention of converting it to a fishing club on Three Mile Slough, 1948
  • Acquired by Barney Gould, about 1952
  • Lay off Aquatic Park for next seven years while legal battles waged
  • Final disposition, destroyed by arson, 01 May 1959
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1139 gross tons, 801 net tons
    Length 219' 2"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion 2-cycle steam engine, stern wheel, 1242ihp (not used during Navy service)

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