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Bomazeen (YTB-238)
Bomazeen (YT-238) (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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)
    Length 142'
    Beam 27' 7"
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Merchant 17
    two .50-cal machine guns
    on vertical triple expansion steam engine
    two boilers
    single propeller

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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

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