||A town in Massachusetts.
||29 June 1960
||Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, Louisianaa
||1 September 1960
||28 February 1961
||13 June 1961
||19 June 1961
||30 June 1961
||28 March 2003
Holy Loch, Scotland
La Maddalena, Italy
||Sold in 2005 at Boston, Massachusetts
||Presently owned and operated by Burnham Associates Inc. Dredging & Marine Contractors, Salem, Massachusetts
|Class and type:
||Natick-class large harbor tug
||283 long tons (288 t) (light)
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
||109 feet (33 m)
||31 feet (9.4 m)
||14 feet (4.3 m)
||diesel engine, single screw
||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Natick (YTB-760) was the lead ship of United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tugs. The second U.S. Navy ship to carry that name, she is named for Natick, Massachusetts.
The contract for Natick was awarded 29 June 1960. She was laid down on 1 September 1960 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corpa and launched 19 June 1961.
From 1961 to 1964 Natick served the 5th Naval District, Norfolk, Virginia. From 1964 into 1970 the tug was assigned to SUBRON 14 at Holy Loch, Scotland. Natick supported U.S. Navy ships at La Maddalena, Italy from 1970 to 1973. In the late 1990s, YTB-760 was stationed with Port Services supporting USS Simon Lake (AS-33) at La Maddelena, Sardinia, Italy.
Stricken from the Navy list on 28 March 2003, Natick was sold at Boston, Massachusetts, on 26 April 2005.
^a According to a list of vessels built by Jakobson Shipyard, Natick and her sister ship, Ottumwa (YTB-761), were built by Jakobson, not Southern Shipbuilding. Research needed.