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Waukegan

(YTM-755: dp. 390 (f.); l. 107'; b. 27'; dr. 13'; s. 12 k. (tl.); cpl. 16; cl. Chicopee)

A city in the extreme northeastern corner of Illinois on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is the seat of government for Lake County and derives its name from an Indian word meaning "little foot."

Waukegan (YTM-755), a medium harbor tug, was acquired by the Navy in September 1964 from the Army for which she had served as LT-1968. Named Waukegan and designated YTM-755, she was assigned to the 10th Naval District at San Juan, Puerto Rico. The tug was based there for her entire 11-year naval career, serving ships in the 10th Naval District. In September 1975, she was placed out of service; and her name was struck from the Navy list. She was subsequently disposed of by sale.

Published: Mon Oct 26 17:06:16 EDT 2015