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Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87)


YFB-87 Class Ferry Boat
  • Built by Western Boat Corporation, Tacoma, WA (YN 247)
  • Laid down, 08 May 1969
  • Launched, 18 December 1969
  • Delivered and placed in service as Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87), 8 May 1970
  • Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) was assigned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor her entire career
  • Placed out of service, April 1998
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1999
  • Sold, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, for conversion or reuse, 08 April 2004
  • Sold to Fishing Island, LLC, Kailua HI, for use as a fishing platform, renamed Hokulani O Kona (ON 1197010); does not appear to have entered service
  • Final disposition, unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 390 tons(lt) 500 tons(fl)
    Length 162'
    Beam 59'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Accommodations
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 14
    Load Capacity
    vehicles 35
    passengers 500
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    two Caterpillar Mod. D 379 main Diesel engines
    Caterpillar, hydraulic, 5.3 to 1 reverse reduction gear
    Detroit, 3-71, 24Kw, 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generator

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    YFB-87 27k Mary Petrich christens Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) at Western Boat Building, Tacoma, WA., 18 December 1969.
    Photo from Richard's Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library
    Tommy Trampp
    YFB-87 40k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) slides down the builders ways at Western Boat Building as she is launched, 18 December 1969.
    Photo from Richard's Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library
    Tommy Trampp
    YFB-87 36k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) gets her bottom wet for the first time as she reaches the waters of Puget Sound as she is launched at Western Boat Building, 18 December 1969.
    Photo from Richard's Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library
    Tommy Trampp
    YFB-87 37k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) after being launched at Western Boat Building, 18 December 1969.
    Photo from Richard's Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library
    Tommy Trampp
    YFB-87 110k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) and Delaware Valley (YFB-83) docked off Hornet Ave., Pearl City, HI., date unknown.
    Library of Congress item # hi0648.365739p, taken by David Franzen
    David Wright
    YFB-87 129k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) underway at Pearl Harbor, circa 1970. Official US Navy photo by Kenneth Ollar Robert Hurst
    YFB-87 193k Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) underway at Pearl Harbor, November 1981. Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    YFB-87 886k Starboard side view of Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) making its hourly crossing from near the USS ARIZONA Memorial to the Ford Island landing, 31 May 1996.
    National Archives photo DN-SC-97-01132, taken by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret)
    Dave Wright
    YFB-87 29k Two views of Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) out of service and awaiting sale at Pearl Harbor, circa 1999. Dave Wright
    YFB-87 39k

    There is no DANFS history record for Moko Holo Hele (YFB-87) available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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