From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 6, 1976, p. 222.


A river rising in the White Mountains in central New Hampshire and flowing south and southeast across Maine to the Atlantic; a town in York County, Maine, about six miles above the mouth of the Saco River. The first Saco was named for the river; the second, for the town.


(SP-2725: t. 119; l. 90'; b. 24'8"; dr. 8'; s. 8 k.)

Steam tug Alexander Brown was built in 1912 for the Aransas Dock and Channel Co., Aransas Pass, Tex., by A.C. Brown and Son, Tottenville, N.Y. She was acquired by the Navy on 30 September 1918 and designated SP-2725.
Purchased for use as a yard tug at the Naval Air Station Key West, she operated there as Alexander Brown until 24 November 1920, when she was renamed Saco and redesignated YT-31. Saco continued yard tug operations until struck from the Navy list on 22 October 1926. She was sold to N. Block and Co., Norfolk, Va., on 3 May 1927.

Transcribed by Richard H. Bouchard.