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Bomazeen (YT-238) (1942 - 1944)
November - Echo - Papa - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Built in 1919, as the steel-hulled icebreaking steam tug Bathgate for the Emergency Fleet Corp. by Kyle & Purdy, City Island, N.Y.
Assigned ID Number 4146
Delivered for civilian service in September 1919
Acquired by the Navy in 1941 from the Maritime Commission
Converted for Naval Service at Marine Basin Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Renamed Bomazeen (YT-238), 9 January 1942
Placed in service, 4 February 1942, LT. Paul L. Drouin, USNR, officer-in-charge.
Assigned to Washington Navy Yard during World War II
Reclassified Large District Harbor Tug YTB-238, 15 May 1944
Reassigned to the 11th Naval District in Mid-1945
Placed out of service, 29 November 1945, at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 17 March 1947 for disposal
Renamed Sea Duke by 1948, operated by Shipowners & Merchants Tugboat Co., San Francisco, through 1952
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1953
Displacement 406 t.(lt) 426 t.(fl)
Beam 27' 7"
Draft 14' 8"
two .50-cal machine guns
on vertical triple expansion steam engine
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|Photos of Bomazeen (YT / YTB-238) can be seen on the DANFS page at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Bomazeen (YT / YTB-238)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 3 January 2014
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