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Dahlonega (YTB-770)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - Quebec - Quebec
NLQQ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 4 November 1963, at Mobile Ship Repair Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Launched, 23 March 1964
  • Delivered, 4 August 1964
  • Placed in service as Dahlonega (YTB-770), date unknown, in the 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 March 2001
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 16 July 2001, to McAllister Towing for $141,000, Renamed Jeffrey McAllister
  • Current Disposition, active in commercial service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine, 2,000hp
    single propeller
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    Dahlonega (YTB-770)
    CVA-67 John F. Kennedy 103k Front to back, Wapakoneta (YTB-766), Marinette (YTB-791) and Dahlonega (YTB-770) push USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) into position at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA., circa 1967-68. Robert Hurst
    Dahlonega 1640k Dahlonega (YTB-770) underway with Wapakoneta (YTB-766) off NOB Norfolk, VA., 20 October 1978.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-88-00741, a US Navy photo by PH3 Robert DeWayne, now in the collections of Defense Visual Imagery.mil
    Tom Kermen
    Okmulgee 83k From left to right Palatka (YTB-801), Okmulgee (YTB-765) and Dahlonega (YTB-770) at the tug basin, NOB Norfolk, VA., April 1978. Note USS Saipan (LHA-2) and ex-USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) in the background. Photo by Bill Fessenden
    Okmulgee 3842k Dahlonega (YTB-770) underway off the end of Pier 12 at NOB Norfolk, VA., 1 March 1989.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-90-03825, a US Navy photo by PH2 Mark E Heim, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Okmulgee 469k Dahlonega (YTB-770) escorts the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-993) into Hampton Roads, as the ship gets underway en route to the Persian Gulf, 14 August 1990.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-90-11045 , a US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret., now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Dahlonega 98k Dahlonega (YTB-770) underway at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Commercial Service
    Dahlonega 88k Ex-Dahlonega (YTB-770) underway, date and location unknown, in commercial service as the McAllister Towing and Transportation Co.'s tug Jerry K. McAllister. Note the decommissioned LPH in the background.
    Photo courtesy Birk I. Thomas Tug Boat Information.com.
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history record available for Dahlonega (YTB-770) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Tug Boat Information - Jeffery K. McAllister
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