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Okmulgee (YTB-765)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - India - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, 3 July 1962 by the Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, 18 April 1963
  • Delivered, 25 July 1963
  • Placed in service as Okmulgee (YTB-765) in the 5th Naval District at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 May 2005
  • Final Disposition, sold, 14 September 2006, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to McAllister Towing of Virginia for $136,000, renamed Steven McAllister.
    Displacement 283 t.(lt) 356 t.(fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 31'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Fremont/Aldebaran 99k Okmulgee (YTB-765), forward, and Wapakoneta (YTB-766), aft, assist Fremont (APA-44) into her berth alongside Aldebaran (AF-10), 26 August 1964.
    Photo taken from Multiphen (AKA-61) at berth 301
    © Richard Leonhardt
    Okmulgee 90k Okmulgee (YTB-765) alongside Fremont (APA-44) at NOB Norfolk, VA., Pier 4, 26 August 1964. Wapakoneta (YTB-766), in the distance, is underway after completing her assignment alongside Fremont (YTB-765).
    Photo taken from Multiphen (AKA-61) at berth 301
    © Richard Leonhardt
    Diamond Head 126k Okmulgee (YTB-765) is assisting USS Diamond Head (AE-19) as she is coming alongside USS Amphion (AR-13) (not shown) for repairs in January 1967 at the "Army Piers" (Norfolk International Terminal), Norfolk, VA. To accommodate Diamond Head alongside the repair ship USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) is being moved by an unidentified tug, just visible in the far right side of the photo. George McLeer USS Amphion 1966-68, R-4 Div Electronics Repair Shop
    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 Saipan (LHA-2) and ex-Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) in the background. Photo by Bill Fessenden
    Okmulgee 38k Okmulgee (YTB-765) underway in Hampton Roads, VA., circa 1974 Photo by Terrence Wright USCGC Ingham
    Okmulgee 51k Okmulgee (YTB-765) probably alongside USCGC Ingham in Hampton Roads, VA., circa 1974 Photo by Terrence Wright USCGC Ingham

    There is no DANFS history record for Okmulgee (YTB-765) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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