Built in 1961, with construction begun by Southern Shipbuilding of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #38). The tug's construction was completed at Jakobson Shipbuilding Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #YTB-760) as the YTB-760 (Natick) for the United States Navy.
A Natick class tug, her keel was laid down on September 1st, 1960. And, she was launched on June 19th, 1961. And, delivered to the United States Navy in 1961.
From 1961 to 1964, the tug was allocated the 5th Naval District in Norfolk, Virginia.
From 1964 to 1970, she was assigned to SUBRON 14 at Holy Loch, Scotland.
From 1970 to 1973, the Natick supported United States Navy ships at La Maddalena, Italy.
On March 28th, 2003, the tug was stricken from the Navy list. Where she was placed up for sale for commercial service.
On April 26th, 2005, the tug was acquired by Craig Burnham of Burnham Associates Incorporated of Salem, Massachusetts. Where the tug was renamed as the Natick.
Powered by a single, ten cylinder, Fairbanks Morse 38D 8-1/8 diesel engine. With a single, Lufkin reduction gear, at a ratio of 3.91-1. She is a single screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.
(NavSource Online, Captain Jonathan Blake)