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USS Ocala (YTB-805)
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Name: USS Ocala (YTB-805)
Awarded: 4 March 1969
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 20 August 1969
Launched: 30 March 1970
In service: 19 September 1970
Struck: 28 October 1997
Fate: Sold 4 May 2000
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 282 long tons (287 t) (light)
341 long tons (346 t) (full)
Length: 109 ft (33 m)
Beam: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Ocala (YTB-805)was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Ocala, Florida.[1]

Construction and commissioningEdit

The contract for Ocala was awarded dd Mon yyyy. She was laid down down on 20 August 1969 at Sturgeon Bay, WI, by Peterson Builders and launched 30 March 1970.

Operational historyEdit

Placed in service 19 September 1970, Ocala was assigned to the Naval Base at La Maddalena, Italy where she served her whole career.

Stricken from the Navy List 28 October 1997, Ocala was sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to McAllister Towing, renamed Beth M. McAllister.[2]


  • 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 linksEdit

  • Photo gallery of USS Ocala (YTB-805) at NavSource Naval History

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