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Sabeata

 

A Jumano chief, born in New Mexico, whose reports of “The great kingdom of Texas” inspired Domingo de Mendoza's expedition to the interior of Texas in 1683 and 1684. His name appears also as Labiata, Safiata, and Saveata.

 

(YTB-287: dp. 410; l. 110'; b. 27'; dr. 11'4"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; cl. Onockatin)

 

Sabeata (YTB-287) was laid down on 20 May 1943 as YT-287 by Everett Marine Ways, Everett, Wash.; named Sabeata on 5 January 1944; launched on 29 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. W. Stuchell; reclassified as YTB-287 on 15 May 1944; and placed in service on 4 June 1944.

 

A large harbor tug, Sabeata assisted larger ships in docking maneuvers and towing operations in the Seattle, Wash., area. She operated in the 13th Naval District until she was placed out of service and struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1965 and sold.