Tontogany (YTB-821)

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Tontogany (YTB-821)
USS South Carolina after Southern Watch.jpg
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
General characteristics
Class and type: Natick-class large harbor tug
  • 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)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

Tontogany (YTB-821) was a United States Navy Natick-class large harbor tug named for Tontogany, Ohio.[1]


The contract for Tontogany was awarded 9 August 1971. She was laid down on 4 December 1972 at Marinette, Wisconsin, by Marinette Marine and launched 16 May 1973.

Operational history[edit]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Tontogany (YTB-821)". Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Dorothy McAllister". Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Tontogany (YTB-821) at NavSource Naval History