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House Boat
  • Built by Sidney Newell, Stockton, CA, 1898
  • Launched, 20 April 1898
  • Completed for California Navigation & Improvement Company as sternwheeler passenger vessel H. J. Corcoran (ON 96423), 1898
  • Sold to Aden Brothers, Vallejo, CA, about 1900
  • Rebuilt, 1911
  • Capsized after collision in fog with river steamer Seminole off Fort Point, San Francisco Bay, 14 February 1913
  • Raised and rebuilt by Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland, CA
  • Sold to California & Hawaiian Sugar Company and renamed Crockett, circa 1915
  • Later sold to Bay Transport Co., San Francisco, CA
  • To Bay & River Transport Co., San Francisco, CA, about 1940
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 10 November 1942
  • Operated in Twelfth Naval District, 1942 - 1945
  • Was at Floating Drydock Training Center, Tiburon, CA, in 1943
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, October 1947
  • Final disposition, scrapped 1948
    Displacement 893 gross tons, 463 net tons
    Length 221' 1"
    Beam 46' 0"
    Draft 8' 0"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, 500hp

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    YHB-18 265k H.J. Corcoran as completed, circa 1898-1900. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-18 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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