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Steel-hulled House Boat
  • Built by Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point, MD (YN 6)
  • Launched, 01 October 1892
  • Completed for Baltimore Steam Packet Co. ("Old Bay Line") as Alabama (ON 106995), August 1893
  • Sold to Edmonds-Victoria Ferry Co., Seattle, WA and converted to car ferry, renamed City of Victoria, 1928
  • Sold to Independent Ferry Co., Seattle, WA, 1931
  • Laid up out of service, circa 1932
  • Sold to Bank of California to satisfy claims, 1939
  • Resold to Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., converted by Lake Union Drydock and Machine Works to a floating barracks for construction workers at NAB Sitka, fall 1939
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1943 and placed in service for use in Alaska
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, November 1947
  • Sold to Victoria Salvage Co., Everett, WA, for scrapping - dismantled hull burned on the beach at Edmonds, WA, 1948
    Displacement 1938 tons
    Length 293' 8"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion 4-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 2800ihp (out of service)

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Elegant Failure: the S.S. City of Victoria
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