A sachem of the Kennebec Indians who lived at Norridgewock, the tribal capital on the Kennebec River in what is now the state of Maine. Although he signed a treaty with the English in 1693, he was captured by them under a flag of truce in 1694. Upon his release, he declared war on the English and raided many English settlements. He was killed by a party of English soldiers in 1724 near Taconnet, Maine.
(YT-238: t. 426; l. 142'0"; b. 27'7")
Bathgate--a tug built in 1919 at New York--was purchased by the Navy on 29 December 1941 from the Meseck Towing Lines; renamed Bomazeen; designated YT 238; and placed in service on 4 February 1942.
She was converted for naval work by the Marine Basin Iron Works at Brooklyn, N.Y. After service at New York and in the 1st Naval District, Bomazeen reported for duty in the 5th Naval District on 9 October 1942 and, but for some temporary duty at the Washington Navy Yard, remained there through the end of the war. On 15 May 1944, she was reclassified a large harbor tug and redesignated YTB 238. Bomazeen was placed out of service on 29 November 1945, and her name was struck from the Navy list on 19 December 1945. She was turned over to the War Shipping Administration on 17 March 1947 for disposal.
Raymond A. Mann
31 January 2006