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Natick (YTB-760)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Victory - Alpha
NAVA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 1 September 1960, by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, 28 February 1961
  • Completed, 13 June 1961
  • Delivered to the Navy, 30 June 1961 and placed in service as Natick (YTB-760) in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA
  • Reassigned to Holy Loch, Scotland from 1964 into 1970
  • Reassigned to La Maddalena, Italy from 1970 to 1973
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 2003
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to Craig Burnham, Burnham Associates Inc., Boston, MA., for $37,500 on 26 April 2005
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Natick (YTB-760)
    Hunley 154k Natick (YTB-760) and Piqua (YTB-793) assisting USS Hunley (AS-31) into her anchorage at Holy Loch, Scotland. USS Simon Lake (AS-33) is on Hunley's opposite side, with masts, cranes and stack visible, June 1966. Photograph was received in June 1992.
    US Navy photo # NH 96831 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piqua 104k Piqua (YTB-793) with Natick (YTB-760) alongside to port, assists USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656) at Holy Loch, Scotland, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by Jim Coombs.
    Robert Hurst
    Natick 655k Natick (YTB-760) in the Holy Loch, Scotland in the winter of 1988. In the background is the village of Kilmun. LCDR Max Bassett (Ret.)
    Natick 750k Natick (YTB-760) SUBRON 14 emblem. LCDR Max Bassett (Ret.)
    Commercial Service
    Natick 977k Ex-Natick (YTB-760) in commercial service moored at Mystic Marine Services pier, Boston, MA., 4 August 2007. US Naval Historical Center
    Models
    Natick 921k Model of Natick (YTB-760) in the water with the model of Imara alongside. Rob Reeves via Douglas Ebert
    Natick 2499k Model of Natick (YTB-760)with her builder and owner, Jack Ramsay, nearest the tug model. Ron Reeves via Douglas Ebert

    Natick (YTB-760)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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