USS Tontogany (YTB-821) with USS South Carolina (CGN-37)
|Awarded:||9 August 1971|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||4 December 1972|
|Launched:||16 May 1973|
|Acquired:||28 July 1973|
|In service:||July 1973|
|Struck:||13 March 2001|
|Fate:||Sold 20 November 2001|
|Class and type:||Natick-class large harbor tug|
|Displacement:||286 long tons (291 t) (light)
346 long tons (352 t) (full)
|Length:||108 ft (33 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Draft:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
Delivered to the Navy on 28 July 1973, Tontogany was attached to the 5th Naval District and operated at Norfolk, Va., where she provided tug and towing services, waterfront fire protection, and pilot assistance. Late in 1977, she was shifted to the 6th Naval District, Charleston, SC, where she served into October 1979.
Stricken from the Navy List 13 March 2001, ex-Tontogany was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) 20 November 2001. Acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation, she was renamed Dorothy McAllister.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of Tontogany (YTB-821) at NavSource Naval History
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