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Mascoutah

 

An Illinois town named for the Indian word for prairie.

 

(YTB‑772: dp. 205 (f); l. 85'; b. 24'; dr. 11'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12; cl. Mascoutah)

 

Mascoutah (YTB‑772) was launched by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., 22 July 1964, sponsored by Mrs. E. D. Kimball.

 

Placed in service the following month, Mascoutah steamed to Norfolk for duty in the 5th Naval District. Reclassified YTM‑760 in September 1965, she served out of Norfolk until the summer of 1966, when she arrived in Philadelphia for duty in the 4th Naval District. There, into 1969, she has continued to perform the vital duties of a Navy tug with quiet efficiency.