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USS Dahlonega (YTB-770)
Dahlonega (YTB-770) underway off the end of Pier 12 at NOB Norfolk, VA., 1 March 1989.
Career (USA)
Name: USS Dahlonega (YTB-770)
Awarded: 18 January 1963
Builder: Mobile Ship Repair
Laid down: 4 November 1963
Launched: 23 March 1964
Acquired: 4 August 1964
Struck: 13 March 2001
Fate: Sold and renamed Jeffrey McAllister
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 283 long tons (288 t) (light)
356 long tons (362 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Diesel engine, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Dahlonega (YTB-770) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Dahlonega was awarded 18 January 1963. She was laid down down on 4 November 1963 at Mobile, Alabama, by Mobile Ship Repair and launched 23 March 1964.

Operational History[edit | edit source]

Dahlonega was placed in service in the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, Virginia. She served there until she was stricken from the Navy List 12 March 2001. Ex-Dahlonega was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service 16 July 2001 to McAllister Towing for $141,000 and renamed Jeffrey McAllister.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Dahlonega (YTB-770) at NavSource Naval History

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