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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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"
Propulsion gas, 160hp
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||Masquerader as completed, on the Thames River, Connecticut, circa June 1922
Photo cropped from article in Motor Boat magazine, 10 July 1922
There is no DANFS history for YHB-22 available at NavSource
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