USS Saugus (YTB-780)

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USS Saugus
Name: USS Saugus
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 8 December 1964
Launched: 3 August 1965
Struck: 28 October 1997
Fate: Sold, 17 May 2000
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 356 long tons (362 t)
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 (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Saugus (YTB-780) was a Natick-class tugboat in the service of the United States Navy. Named for Saugus, Massachusetts, she was the third U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.

Laid down on 8 December 1964 by the Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin; launched without ceremony on 3 August 1965; and delivered and placed in service at Boston on 10 November 1965. Designated for service overseas, she arrived in Scotland on 12 March 1966 to provide tug services to Navy ships at Holy Loch. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 28 October 1997, Saugus was sold on 17 May 2000. Her final fate is unknown.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.