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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"
Propulsion diesel, 400hp
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