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USS Tontogany (YTB-821)
USS South Carolina after Southern Watch.jpg
USS Tontogany (YTB-821) with USS South Carolina (CGN-37)
Career
Name: USS Tontogany (YTB-821)
Awarded: 9 August 1971
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin
Laid down: 4 December 1972
Launched: 16 May 1973
Acquired: 28 July 1973
In service: July 1973
Struck: 13 March 2001
Fate: Sold 20 November 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Natick class Large District Harbor Tug
Displacement: 286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
Length: 108 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 Tontogany (YTB-821) was a United States Navy Natick class large district harbor tug named for Tontogany, Ohio.[1]

Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]

The contract for Tontogany was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down down on 4 December 1972 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 16 May 1973.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

Delivered to the Navy on 28 July 1973, Tontogany was attached to the 5th Naval District and operated at Norfolk, Va., where she provided tug and towing services, waterfront fire protection, and pilot assistance. Late in 1977, she was shifted to the 6th Naval District, Charleston, SC, where she served into October 1979.

Stricken from the Navy List 13 March 2001, ex-Tontogany was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 20 November 2001. Acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation, she was renamed Dorothy McAllister.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Photo gallery of USS Tontogany (YTB-821) at NavSource Naval History


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