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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Mathis Yacht, Camden, NJ (YN 190)
  • Completed as yacht Day Dream (ON 227642) for William H. Reynolds, New York City, NY, 1927
  • Sold to Howard Gould, New York City, NY, renamed Niagara, 1940
  • Acquired by US Navy, 05 September 1942
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • Allocated to Seventh Naval District at Port Everglades, FL, 1942 - 1945
  • Operated in Cuba and northern Caribbean, supporting patrol plane and MTB operations
  • Placed out of service and laid up at Merrill Stevens yard, Miami, FL, 20 September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, June 1946
  • Registered postwar to Baker Foundation, Inc. (not US-flagged)
  • Registered to Cia Industrial Univ. de Mexico by 1954
  • Returned to US registry, owned by R.P. Haupt, Uniontown, OH, 1959
  • Final Disposition, fate unclear, believe ended up a hulk at Stiltsville, FL in 1960s
    Displacement 296 gross tons, 257 net tons
    Length 113' 4"
    Beam 22' 0"
    Draft 7' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 400hp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Alfred C. Schmidt D-V(S), USNR(June 1943)
    02LT(jg) / LT Ernest William Shuntill D-V(S), USNR(September 1943 - September 1944)
    03LT(jg) Ronald Y. Stillman D-V(S), USNR(October 1944)
    04ENS Karl Virgil Bledsoe (D)L, USNR(November 1944 - 20 September 1945)

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-13 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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