USS Naugatuck (YTM–753)
|Namesake:||An Indian word meaning “one tree” or “fork of the river.”|
|Builder:||Higgins Industries, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|In service:||21 January 1963|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Crew:||10 crew members|
Acquired from the U.S. Army
Naugatuck – the second U.S. Navy ship to be so named—was a medium harbor tug, was taken over from the Army in 1963. Built as an Army Design 423 Large Tug by Higgins Industries, New Orleans, Louisiana, delivered February 1953, LT–1964 served the Army until acquired by the Navy in 1962, on a loan basis.
The Navy assumed permanent possession the next year, and effective 21 January 1963 the tug was named and reclassified Naugatuck (YTM–753).
- T. Colton (23 November 2011). "U.S. Army Ocean Tugs (LT, ST)". ShipBuilding History. Retrieved 18 February 2012.