Saco II SP-2725


Saco II

(SP-2725: t. 119; 1. 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.