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YCF-63 (1945)
YCF-27 (aft end) (1944-1945)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

B4-X1 Class Car Float
  • Built by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA (YN 496)
  • Laid down as MC hull 2663, 16 September 1944
  • Launched, 30 September 1944
  • Completed as Car Float YCF-27, 31 October 1944
  • Cut in half at Boston Navy Yard, January 1945
  • Aft end designated YCF-63, January 1945
  • Converted to House Boat and designated YHB-30, May 1945
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District, 1945
  • Transferred to Army as cargo barge BC 4952, date unknown
  • Later designated BH 4953
  • Returned to Navy and sold, 18 November 1947
  • Registered to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA, as Foss 196 (ON 285683), 1961
  • Later named SCI II and Porpoise
  • Final disposition, still active in Alaskan waters, 2022
    Displacement unknown
    Length 125' 0"
    Beam 34' 0"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    114k YHB-30 moored in the background of workers pouring concrete for a new pier at Bethlehem Steel's San Francisco yard, July 1945. John Chiquoine

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-30 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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