|USS Saugus (YTB-780)|
|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|
|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)|
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.
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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