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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Mathis Yacht, Camden, NJ (YN 198)
  • Completed as yacht Viator (ON 228292) for Dr. Maitland Alexander, Rockland, ME, 1928
  • Passed on to Dr. Alexander's widow, Madelaine Laughlin Alexander, upon his death in 1940
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 11 September 1942
  • Assigned to Seventh Naval District at Miami, FL, operating as an advance base in Caribbean
  • Placed out of service, 24 July 1945
  • Struck from Naval Register, date unknown
  • Laid up at New River moorings, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1945 - 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, April 1946
  • To Honduran flag, 1946
  • FInal disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 164 gross tons, 130 net tons
    Length 98' 0" overall
    Beam 20' 0"
    Draft 8' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 400hp

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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Mansfield Mills D-V(S), USNR(June - September 1943)
    02LT Mclain Tuggle O'Ferrall D-V(S), USNR(December 1943 - June 1944)
    03LT(jg) Joseph Strnad D-V(S), USNR(September - December 1944)
    03LT John Knieriem Jimmyer D-V(S), USNR(January - July 1945)

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-16 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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