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.


(YTB-796: dp. 283; l. 109'; b. 31'1"; dr. 14'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Natick)

The third Saco (YTB-796) was laid down on 12 January 1968 by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis.; launched on 3 July 1968; placed in service on 14 September 1968; and assigned to the Naval Station, Guam. She serves there into 1974.

Transcribed by Richard H. Bouchard.