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Saugus (YTB-780)

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|module= Career Ordered: 31 January 1964Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, WisconsinLaid down: 8 December 1964Launched: 3 August 1965In service: 10 November 1965Struck: 28 October 1997Fate: Sold, 17 May 2000 |module2= General characteristics Class & type: Natick-class large harbor tugDisplacement: 283 long tons (288 t) (lt) 356 long tons (362 t) (full)Length: 109 ft (33 m)Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)Propulsion: diesel engine, single screwSpeed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)Complement: 12Armament: None }} Saugus (YTB-780) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug.[1] Named for Saugus, Massachusetts, she was the third U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.


The contract for Saugus was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 8 December 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 3 August 1965.

Operational history

Saugus was delivered and placed in service at Boston on 10 November 1965. Designated for service overseas, she arrived in Holy Loch, Scotland on 12 March 1966 to provide tug services for SUBRON 14.

Stricken from the Navy List on 28 October 1997, Saugus was sold on 17 May 2000. Her final fate is unknown.


  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Saugus (YTB-780)". Retrieved 25 October 2011.

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