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House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by Mathis Yacht Building Co., Camden, NJ (YN 200)
  • Completed as the houseboat yacht Dream Girl (ON 228805) for Reamy E. Fields, Cincinnati, OH, 1929
  • Sold to Eleanor Widener Dixon, Philadelphia, PA, 1937
  • Sold to Evelyn N. Moore, New York City, NY and renamed Big Pebble, 1940
  • Acquired by the US Coast Guard and placed in service as CGB-23, 1941
  • Used as 'quarters boat' at Miami, 1941-1943
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 24 February 1943
  • Placed in service as YHB-23 at Miami, Fl, 07 May 1943
  • Sailed from Miami to Recife, Brazil via Trinidad, 13 May - October 1943
  • Quarters boat for Commander, South Atlantic Force at Recife, 1943 - 1945
  • Placed out of service, 11 June 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 July 1945
  • Sold by Foreign Liquidation Commission at Recife, May 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 157 gross tons, 121 net tons
    Length 92' 0"
    Beam 20' 0"
    Draft 8' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, 400hp

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