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House Boat
  • Built by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ (YN 117)
  • Built for the Southern Pacific RR Co., San Francisco, CA, as the steel-hulled sidewheel ferry Alameda (ON 211868)
  • Assembled and relaunched at Southern Pacific's West Oakland yard, late 1913
  • Placed in service, 23 February 1914
  • Placed out of service, 15 January 1939
  • Used as relief boat between San Francisco and Richmond shipyards, 1942-1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 08 July 1944
  • Used as berthing for naval vessels building or refitting at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, CA
  • Declared surplus and placed out of service, 25 September 1946
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA, 23 April 1947
  • Sold for scrapping to Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA, as part of a lump sum purchase along with former Southern Pacific RR ferry boats Calistoga, Hayward, Tamalpais, and Santa Clara for $9,040, 29 July 1947
  • Final Disposition, delivered to purchaser for dismantling, 17 October 1947
    Displacement 2302 tons
    Length 273' 8"
    Beam 42' 3"
    Draft 15' 3"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two 2-cylinder compound steam engine, 2500ihp (inactive)

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