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Natick-class fleet tug
Class overview
Operators: Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Preceded by: Pontiac-class tugboat
Built: 1960-1974
Planned: 77
Completed: 77
Active: 11
Lost: 0
Retired: 66
Preserved: 0
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

The Natick class is a class of fleet tugboats that have been active since the 1960s. As of 2013 most of the class has been retired. Members of the class are named for Native American peoples and their members,[1] USS Redwing (YTB-783) excepted.

Members of this class were designed to SCB-147A.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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