USS Natick (YTB-760)
Harbor tugs USS Piqua (YTB-793), at left, and Natick assist USS Hunley (AS-31) at Holy Loch, Scotland.
|Namesake:||A town in Massachusetts.|
|Awarded:||29 June 1960|
|Builder:||Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, Louisianaa|
|Laid down:||1 September 1960|
|Launched:||28 February 1961|
|Completed:||13 June 1961|
|Acquired:||19 June 1961|
|In service:||30 June 1961|
|Struck:||28 March 2003|
Holy Loch, Scotland
La Maddalena, Italy
|Fate:||Sold in 2005 at Boston, Massachusetts|
|Status:||Presently owned and operated by Burnham Associates Inc. Dredging & Marine Contractors, Salem, Massachusetts|
|Class & type:||Natick-class Large District Harbor Tug|
|Displacement:||283 long tons (288 t) (light)
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
|Length:||109 feet (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 feet (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 feet (4.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||diesel engine, single screw|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Construction and commissioning
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.
- "USS Natick (YTB-760)". Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of USS Natick (YTB-760) at NavSource Naval History
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