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Ocala (YTB-805)

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

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 20 August 1969, at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 30 March 1970
  • Delivered to the Navy, 19 September 1970, and placed in service as Ocala (YTB-805)
  • Allocated to Naval Base La Maddalena, Italy
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 October 1997
  • Sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to McAllister Towing, renamed Beth M. McAllister assigned to New York, rebuilt in 2003, converted to Z-Drive
  • Current Disposition, in service
    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 two Cat 3512, 1,600 hp Diesel engines, two Z-Drive Schottel SRP 1010 nozzles
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    Ocala (YTB-805)
    Ocala 61k Ocala (YTB-805) underway, circa early-September 1970 near Sturgeon Bay, WI. while undergoing trials.
    Photo courtesy Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
    Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Ocala 64k
    Ocala 70k Ocala (YTB-805) assisting an unidentified submarine while docking at Naval Base La Maddalena, Italy, date unknown. Paul Smith, US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site
    Ocala 46k Ocala (YTB-805) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Merchant Service
    Ocala 61k Ex-Ocala (YTB-805) in commercial service as McAllister Towing's Beth M. McAllister underway in New York harbor, date, post-2003.
    Photo courtesy McAllister Towing
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for Ocala (YTB-805) available 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

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