USS Naugatuck (YTM–753)

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Union Navy Jack United States
Name: USS Naugatuck
Namesake: An Indian word meaning “one tree” or “fork of the river.”
Builder: Higgins Industries, New Orleans, Louisiana
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1953
In service: 21 January 1963
Out of service: date unknown
Fate: Scrapped 1974
General characteristics
Type: tugboat
Displacement: 295 tons
Length: 107’
Beam: 27’
Draft: 12’
Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 10 crew members

USS Naugatuck (YTM-753) was a tugboat acquired by the U.S. Navy from the U.S. Army. She was assigned to harbor duty at New York City harbor.

Acquired from the U.S. Army[edit]

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,[1] 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).

3rd Naval District service[edit]

Assigned duties in the 3rd Naval District, she continued to provide services in the New York Harbor area into 1970. The ship was scrapped in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b T. Colton (23 November 2011). "U.S. Army Ocean Tugs (LT, ST)". ShipBuilding History. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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