Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New U.S. Navy Tugboat Outfitted With Furuno Marine Electronics

Ocean News offer a piece on the U. S. Navy’s new and improved tugboat.

The first of the US Navy's new YT-808 tugs, successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), is outfitted with a sophisticated package of Furuno Marine Electronics. YT-808 is designed after the existing YT-802 Valiant-class tug, and will be replacing aging vessels commissioned nearly half a century ago.

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Note: Above is a photo of the USS Saugus YTB-780, the Navy tugboat I served on in 1974-1975 at the U.S. Navy’s floating nuclear submarine base a Holy Loch, Scotland.   

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