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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by College Point Boat Corp., College Point, NY
  • Completed as the houseboat yacht Masquerader (ON 220726) for Caleb S. Briggs, Miami, FL, 1920
  • Sold to Willy James Traver, Miami, FL, 1932
  • Sold to John Charles Thomas, Baltimore, MD, 1934
  • Sold to Clark Holbrook, Perth Amboy, NJ, and renamed Memory, 1938
  • Acquired by the US Navy, date unknown
  • Placed in service as YHB-22, date unknown
  • Served as USCG quarters boat at Tampa,FL, late 1943
  • At Key West, FL, December 1943 - August 1945
  • Used for training by Sonar School at Key West
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, March 1946
  • Final Disposition, out of documentation, 1964
    Displacement 135 gross tons, 118 net tons
    Length 79' 7"
    Beam 21' 8"
    Draft 8' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion gas, 160hp

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    YHB-22 66k Masquerader as completed, on the Thames River, Connecticut, circa June 1922
    Photo cropped from article in Motor Boat magazine, 10 July 1922
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-22 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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