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USS Nogalesen (YTB-777)
Career (USA)
Name: USS Nogalesen (YTB-777)
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 12 August 1964
Launched: 24 June 1965
Acquired: 22 October 1965
Struck: 13 March 2001
Fate: disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 24 April 2003
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class
Type: Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 356 tons
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Nogalesen (YTB–777)a was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Nogales, Arizona.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Nogalesen was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 12 August 1964 at Marinette, Wisconsin., by Marinette Marine and launched 24 June 1965.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Upon completion late in July 1965, Nogalesen left the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway for delivery to the Navy at Pearl Harbor. Placed in service 22 October she soon steamed for duty in the western Pacific. Equipped with firefighting equipment and designed to work alongside every ship in the fleet, Nogalesen assisted the Pacific Fleet from her homeport at Naval Station, Guam.

Stricked from the Navy List 13 March 2001, Nogalesen was disposed of in support of a fleet training exercise, 26 April 2003.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

^a Sources disagree on YTB-777's name. According to the NVR and NavSource, she is Nogalesen. Navysite.de and DANFS list her as Nogales. The Natick-class tugboats are named for towns, often derived from native American words. Nogales is a town in Arizona; Nogalesen is not.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Nogales (YTB-777) at NavSource Naval History


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