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YT-736 "TACHEE"

Built in 1936, by Ira S. Buhey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York as the Choctaw for Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York.

In 1947, the tug was acquired by the Canal-Lakes Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Calatco.

She was then acquired by the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the YT-736 (Tachee).

In 1956, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Barbara McAllister.

In 1966, she was acquired by a company called Marine Facilities Incorporated. Where she was renamed as the Jonathan B.

The tug is no longer in documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 450 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: YT-736 "TACHEE"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 234629
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYS5686
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Length: 69.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 19.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 84
  • Net Tonnage: 57
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Choctaw, Calatco, YT 736 (Tachee), Barbara McAllister, Jonathan B.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ira S. Bushey and Sons, Canal-Lakes Towing Co., United States Navy, McAllister Bros. Towing Co., Marine Facilities Inc.