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USS Okmulgee (YTB-765)
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USS Okmulgee (YTB-765) assists USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Career (USA)
Name: 'Okmulgee (YTB-765)
Awarded: 7 December 1961
Builder: Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA
Laid down: 3 July 1962
Launched: 18 April 1963
Struck: 25 May 2005
Fate: Sold
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, single screw
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12

USS Okmulgee (YTB-765) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Okmulgee, Oklahoma.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Okmulgee was awarded 7 December 1961. She was laid down down on 3 July 1962 at Slidell, Louisiana, by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation and launched 18 April 1963.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Okmulgee reported for duty in the 5th Naval District, headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, in April 1963. Prior to 2005, Okmulgee was assigned to the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Stricken from the Navy List 25 May 2005, she was taken out of service and sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to McAllister Towing of Virginia for $136,000, renamed Steven 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 Okmulgee (YTB-765) at NavSource Naval History


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