|USS Nogalesen (YTB-777)|
|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|
|Class & type:||Natick class|
|Type:||Large District Harbor Tug|
|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)|
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.
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]
- "USS Nogales (YTB-777)". http://www.navysite.de/ytb/ytb777.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
- Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide To The Ships And Aircraft Of The U.S. Fleet. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 344. ISBN 1591146852. http://books.google.com/books?id=8MwyTX-iA2wC&pg=PA343&lpg=PA343&dq=Negwagon+ytb-834&source=bl&ots=J1yGuljXWi&sig=AYuzCADa5cwz_ZG8qp2SXw2JCxE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UJKJT5ORHaqciALJ2bDaCw&ved=0CCQQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=Negwagon%20ytb-834&f=false. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
- 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.
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- Photo gallery of USS Nogales (YTB-777) at NavSource Naval History
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