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Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
United States

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1944 General MacArthur's Signal Ship - Gentleman's Yacht Conversion


East Coast USA,Canada

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Twin Engine


One of General MacArthur's Signal Ships for the Invasion of the Philippines!

Now Available with Owner Financing.

It Broadcast Gen. MacArthurs famous "I Have Returned" speech to the world!

You Can AcquireThis Elegant Piece of History!

This stoutly built slice of history has been almost fully and elegantly restored to a high level of cruising or liveaboard comfort.

Known as the FP-47 during WWII, this vessel was outfitted by the U.S. Army in Australia with the latest technology available in radio, short wave and teletype at the time.  It was able to handle ship to ship, ship to shore and direct to the USA radio traffic on a high volume basis.  The communications between ship based commanders and land based troops was crucial to the success of the invasion of the Philippines.

Much history of the FP-47 is available on the Internet and in Army CP ship archives.

Now know as the CAPE JAMES, this vessel has been mostly restored with fine furnishing and fixtures.  The restoration has been lovingly done but has not been finished due to a family loss, which is the only reason this vessel has come up for sale.

You can live aboard or use it as a pleasure yacht.

The owner is willing to discuss your proposals for owner financing!

General Description

Main engines2x 1710 lt Cummins - 800 HP

125amp x 24 volt alternatorsGenerators3406 caterpillar 45kw 220.3ph
iszsu 25kw 220. 3ph2x outback inverters 3kw each  with 24 volt battery banks

6000gallons totalWater2x   800 forepeak
2 x 2200main holds

9000 Gal. Fuel in Four Steel Tanks

400 gallons per day water maker aboard WDS brand

775 gallons class A sewage holding tank

Heating boiler
Buderus composite water and circ hot water heat 

Double drum New England 3 ton solid bronze

2x 350 lb Danforth anchors  in new S.S. Hawsers
100 galls hydraulic tank with main eletric motor and 2nd drive PTO from cat

3 ton Solid Bronze Windlass

Wagner double acting steering
2 x3 blade 68inch dia bronze new
Shaft glands and shafting at dry docking 2010

Double coats bottom sealer and ablative paints

Total Hull Epoxy 2010

Frigidare double door with filters
2  large double door S.S. freezers below decks

48 inch Wolf range with griddle and hot plate double ovens
propane storage 100 pound bottle

Counters double laminate absoluet black granite
Miele dish washers
Miele water saver washer and dryer
14 place board room table with seats for 8 aboard

5 queen staterooms with soaker tub in Captain’s cabin
Showers in others

We Will Present All Offers!



Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by

Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage

P.O. Box 504
Tenants Harbor
United States


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.