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Antigo (YTB-792)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - November - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 27 September 1966, by Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 18 April 1967
  • Delivered to the Navy, 10 July 1967, and placed in service as Antigo (YTB-792)
  • Allocated to the 6th Naval District and based at Charleston, S.C.
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 June 1999
  • Sold by GSA for commercial service, 17 May 2000, to McAllister Towing, renamed Donal G. McAllister
  • Converted to Z-Drive in 2002, assigned to Baltimore
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    (As Built) one 10-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse Diesel engine, single propeller, 2,000shp
    (Modernized by McAllister Towing) conversion to single Schottel 1515 Z-drives in steerable nozzles. Both were also repowered with two 3,000-hp EMD 16-645 Diesel engines
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    Antigo (YTB-792)
    Antigo 3508k Ahoskie (YTB-804), left, sprays streams of water into the air as Antigo (YTB-792) comes alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Macdonough (DDG-39) to escort her up the Cooper River to Naval Station, Charleston, 22 March 1991. USS Macdonough is returning to Charleston following deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-91-08395 (22 March 1991), a US Navy Photo by JO2 Oscar Sosa, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Antigo 25k Antigo (YTB-792) maneuvers the guided missile destroyer USS Macdonough (DDG-39) into port as the vessel approaches Naval Station, Charleston, S.C., 22 March 1991 The ship is returning from service in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm.
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-SC-91-08774 (22 March 1991), a US Navy Photo by JO2 Oscar Sosa, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.
    Defense Imagery
    Commercial Service
    Antigo 93k Ex-Antigo (YTB-792) in commercial service as McAllister Towing's Donal McAllister underway in the harbor at Baltimore, MD. in 2002.
    Photo courtesy McAllister Towing
    Robert Hurst

    Antigo (YTB-792)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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