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Saco (YTB-796)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - Foxtrot - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 12 January 1968, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 3 July 1968
  • Placed in service, 14 September 1968, as Saco (YTB-796) and assigned to Naval Base Guam
  • Reassigned to Naval Station Long Beach, CA., date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 30 May 2005
  • Final Disposition, dismantled and scrapped, date unknown
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 346 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Proteus 338k USS Proteus (AS-19) being assisted by Saco (YTB-796) into her berth at Naval Base Guam , 24 May 1980.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-88-08187 from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Proteus 1481k USS Missouri Sea and Anchor Detail stand at parade rest as Saco (YTB-796) maneuvers the battleship into Naval Station Long Beach, CA. , 24 August 1988..
    DVIC photo # DN-SN-89-04591 by PH1 Terry Cosgrove, USN, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Saco 19k Saco (YTB-796) underway with her mast retracted for maneuvering in tight places, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    US Naval Historical Center

    View the Saco (YTB-796)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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

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