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USS Saco (YTB-796)
Saco (YTB-796).jpg
USS Missouri (BB-63) Sea and Anchor Detail stand at parade rest as USS Saco (YTB-796) maneuvers the battleship into port at Naval Station Long Beach, California , 24 August 1988.
Name: USS Saco (YTB-796)
Ordered: 15 June 1967
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 12 January 1968
Launched: 3 July 1968
Acquired: 8 January 1969
Fate: Scrapped, 30 May 2005
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 283 long tons (288 t) (light)
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Saco (YTB-796)was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Saco, Maine.[1] She was the third navy ship to bear the name.

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Saco was awarded 15 June 1967. She was laid down down on 12 January 1968 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 3 July 1968.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Placed in service on 14 September 1968, Saco was assigned to Naval Station Guam. She served there until reassignment to Naval Station Long Beach, California, where she served for the remainder of her career.

Stricken from the Navy List 9 June 2004, Saco was scrapped 30 May 2005.

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