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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 69)
  • Completed for Murray Guggenheim, New York, NY, as the houseboat yacht Leonie (ON 215231), 1916
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 01 January 1943
  • No details of naval service known
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from Naval Register, 19 May 1945
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, Apri l1945
  • Returned to Guggenheim's widow, Leonie, 1946
  • Final disposition, destroyed by fire at Miami, Fl, 01 September 1961
    Displacement 164 gross tons, 111 net tons
    Length 100' 0" waterline, 106' 0" overall
    Beam 20' 7"
    Draft 9' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion gas, 300hp

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    YHB-19 30k Leonie as completed. From a Mathis Yacht advertisement in Motor Boating magazine, February 1918 Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-19 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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