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USS Tonkawa (YTB-786)
Mighty Servant I.jpg
After being positioned over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 1 at Algeciras, Spain, 1 April 1992, USS Tonkawa (YTB-786) and USS Eufaula (YTB-800), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM-5) wait to be raised out of the water.
Name: USS Tonkawa (YTB-786)
Ordered: 14 January 1965
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 22 December 1965
Launched: 15 March 1966
Acquired: 19 May 1966
Struck: 1992
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)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

USS Tonkawa (YTB-786) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Tonkawa, Oklahoma.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Tonkawa was awarded 31 January 1964. She was laid down on 22 December 1965 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 15 March 1966.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Placed in service in June 1966, Tonkawa was assigned to duty at Atlantic Area Advanced Bases, including Naval Station Rota Spain, and provided tug and tow services for the Atlantic Fleet.

Stricken from the Navy List in 1992, she was sold 6 October 2000 through the General Services Administration (GSA) to McAllister Towing and renamed Margaret McAllister.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Tonkawa (YTB-786) at NavSource Naval History

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