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Wannalancet

 

Wannalancet—probably born sometime in or near 1619—was a sagamore of the Penacook Indian Confederacy; he became chief of his tribe upon the death of his father Passaconaway. Wannalancet, at the deathbed wish of his father, resolved never to fight the English settlers and refused to participate in King Philip's War in 1675. He was invited to attend a meeting with English settlers and, after he arrived, was treacherously imprisoned. After he was eventually released, he returned home but, despairing of the marauding white men in the environs of New Hampshire and Maine, took his people to Canada.

 

(YTB-385: dp. 218; l. 100; b. 25'; dr. 10'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 10; cl. Pessacus)

 

Wannalancet (YTB-385)—originally projected as YT-385—was launched on 12 January 1944 at Brooklyn, N.Y., by Ira S. Bushey and Sons and was completed in May 1944. Assigned to Service Force, Pacific Fleet, soon thereafter, the ship operated, in service, until placed in reserve in March of 1946 at San Diego. Reclassified as YTM-385 in February 1962, Wannalancet was transferred, on loan, to the Venezuelan Government in January 1963. Renamed Fabrio Gallipoli (R-14), she served with the Venezuelan Navy into the late 1970's. As of November 1978, she was slated for sale.