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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS Saugus (YTB-780)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Lima - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - National Defense Service Medal
Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 8 December 1964, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
Launched, 3 August 1965
Completed, 10 November 1965, and delivered to the Navy at Boston, MA.
Commissioned USS Saugus (YTB-780), 12 March 1966, at Holy Loch, Scotland
Saugus provided tug service to SUBRON Fourteen submarines in the Holy Loch until 1974
Decommissioned and placed in service, date unknown
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register and struck from the Naval Register, 28 October 1997
Final Disposition, sold by the General Services Administration (GSA) reuse, 17 May 2000
Placed in commercial service as the tug Ocean Eagle in 2000, to Dahl Tug and Barges, Seattle, WA.
Current Disposition, active at Seattle
Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||The nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) enters the Holy Loch accompanied by USS Saugus (YTB-780), 1 February 1991.
Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-91-05226, a US Navy photo by PH3 A.H. Jones now in the collections of the Defense Still Media Collection of dodmedia.osd.mil.
||Saugus (YTB-780), Oshkosh (YTB-757) and an unidentified commercial tug ease an unidentified aircraft carrier into or out of her berth at Pier 12 Naval Station Norfolk, VA., circa 1974-1996.
||Courtesy National Association of Fleet Sailors
||Saugus (YTB-780) underway in Hampton Roads, circa 1974-1997.
||Wikipedia courtesy navysite.de
||Saugus (YTB-780) ship's plaque
USS Saugus (YTB-780)
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
Last Updated 9 January 2015
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