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Tontogany (YTB-821)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Oscar - Golf
NRKW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 4 December 1972 , at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 16 May 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy, 28 July 1973
  • Placed in service as Tontogany (YTB-821) in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Reassigned in late 1977 to the 6th Naval District at Charleston, S. C.
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 13 March 2001
  • Sold, 20 November 2001 to McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., renamed Dorothy McAllister
    Specifications:
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 55 Bbls
    Propulsion
    As Built - one Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine, 2,000hp - single propeller
    Updated - repowered/reconfigured - two Caterpillar 3516B main engines driving two Schottel SRP 1012 "z-drives" for a rated 4,000 horsepower

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    Tontogany (YTB-821)
    Tontogany 153k Tontogany (YTB-821) and another tug assist a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser into her berth, at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Tug Boats web site.
     
    Commercial Service
    Tontogany 83k Ex-Tontogany (YTB-821) underway, date and location unknown, while in commercial service as the McAllister Towing and Transportation Co.'s tug Dorothy McAllister
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Tug Boats web site.
     

    Tontogany (YTB-821)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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