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Sakaweston

 

An Indian chief seized by Capt. Harlow in 1611 from an island off the New England coast. After living in England for many years, he went to Bohemia where he fought as a mercenary during The 30 Years War.

 

(YTB-289: dp. 510 (f.); l. 110'; b. 29'; dr. 15'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; cl. Onockatin)

 

Sahaweston (YT-289) was laid down on 18 December 1943 by Everett Marine Ways, Inc., Everett, Wash.; reclassified YTB on 15 May 1944; launched on 18 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. J. Templeton; and placed in service on 13 September 1944.

 

Sakaweston served in the 13th Naval District, Seattle, Wash., until placed in reserve in 1956. She was sold on 27 September 1960 to Foss Launch and Tug Co, Tacoma, Wash.