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USS Saugus (YTB-780)
USS Saugus
Name: USS Saugus (YTB-780)
Ordered: 31 January 1964
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 8 December 1964
Launched: 3 August 1965
In service: 10 November 1965
Struck: 28 October 1997
Fate: Sold, 17 May 2000
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 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 screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Saugus (YTB-780) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug.[1] Named for Saugus, Massachusetts, she was the third U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.

Construction and commissioning

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.


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