(YTB-777: dp. 283; 1. 109'; b. 31'; dr. 14'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 12;
Nogalee (YTB-777) was laid down at Marinette Marine Corp. Marinette, Wisc., 12 August 1964; launched 24 June 1965; and placed in service 22 October 1965.
Upon completion late in July 1965, Nopales left the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrenee Seaway for delivery to the Navy at Pearl Harbor. Placed in service in October this tug soon steamed for duty in the western Pacific. Equiped with firefighting equipment and designed to work along side every ship in the fleet, YTB 777 continues into 1970 assisting the Pacific Fleet from her homeport at Naval Station, Guam.