Tontogany (YTB-821)

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Tontogany (YTB-821)
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Tontogany (YTB-821) with USS South Carolina (CGN-37)
History
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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
Identification:
Fate: Sold into commercial service, 20 November 2001
General characteristics
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)
Complement: 12
Armament: None

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

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Tontogany, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Tontogany is a village in Wood County, Ohio, United States. The population was 367 at the 2010 census.

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Construction

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.

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Marinette, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Menominee River, at its mouth at Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan; to the north is Stephenson Island (Wisconsin), part of the city preserved as park. During the lumbering boom of the late 19th century, Marinette became the tenth-largest city in Wisconsin in 1900, with its peak population of 16,195.

Marinette Marine shipbuilding company

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is a shipbuilding firm in Marinette, Wisconsin. FMM was a subsidiary of Manitowoc Marine Group of Wisconsin; FMM was sold to Fincantieri Marine Group in 2009.

Operational history

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]

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References

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

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