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Patches: left contributed by Mike Smolinski, right submitted to NAFTS by Harry Jeager

USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39)
ex
USS Edenton (ATS-1) (1971 - 1996)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Sierra - Foxtrot
NXST
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Bottom Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2-Lebanon, 4-Libya) - National Defense Service Medal


Edenton Class Salvage and Rescue Ship:
  • Laid down, 28 March 1967, at Brooke Marine, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
  • Launched, 15 May 1968
  • Commissioned USS Edenton (ATS-1), 23 January 1971
  • Decommissioned, 29 March 1996
  • Transferred to the US Coast Guard, 18 November 1997
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 December 1997
  • Commissioned USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39), 10 July 1999, homeported at Kodiak, AK.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,592 t.(lt) 3,063 t.(fl)
    Length 283'
    Beam 59'
    Draft 18' (max)
    Complement 106
    Armament
    two 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50-cal. machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, twin propellers
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    USS Edenton (ATS-1)
    Edenton 34k Launching of Edenton (ATS-1) at the Brooke Marine Yard, Lowestoft, England, 15 May 1968.
    Photo contributed by Harry Jaeger to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    Edenton 93k USS Edenton (ATS-1) alongside USS Macdonough (DDG 39), Barcelona, Spain, 28 December 1978. Photo by Fabio Peņa
    Edenton 118k USS Edenton (ATS-1) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Edenton 93k USS Edenton (ATS-1) at anchor in Augusta Bay, Sicily, 27 January 1976. Edenton was at Augusta Bay to help re-float USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) which had run aground. © Richard Leonhardt
    Edenton 99k
    Edenton 91k USS Edenton (ATS-1) moored pierside at Barcelona, Spain, 13 April 1980. Noticeable in this photo are two of the ship's four mooring buoys beside the funnel, and the 20-ton-capacity crane. Photo by Fabio Peņa
    Edenton 78k USS Edenton (ATS-1) moored pierside at Barcelona, Spain, 13 April 1980. Note what appears to be a target sled on the fantail. Photo by Fabio Peņa
    Edenton 98k Port bow view of USS Edenton (ATS-1) at anchor off the Virginia Capes, 8 August 1989.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-89-11247 by PH1 Elliott, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center..
    Bill Gonyo
    Edenton 1431k USS Edenton (ATS-1) underway in Hampton Roads off Naval Air Station Norfolk, VA., 3 October 1991.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-92-03955 by JO1 Gregg Snaza, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Edenton 212k USS Edenton (ATS-1) moored pierside at Monaco, date unknown. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39)
    Edenton 41k Tugs assist ex-USS Edenton (ATS-1) at the Coast Guard's Curtis Bay Yard, MD, prior to conversion to USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39), circa November 1997.
    US Coast Guard photos contributed to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Mike Turner
    Robert Hurst
    Edenton 23k
    Edenton 74k USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Coast Guard photo
     
    Edenton 13k USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) moored at US Coast Guard Support Center, Kodiak, Alaska, date unknown. Ken Laesser
    Edenton 124k USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) moored at US Coast Guard Yard Baltimore, MD..
    US Coast Guard photo # 990806-I-9954H-503; 6 August 1999 by PA3 Bridget Hieronymus USGC.
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office
    Edenton 77k USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Coast Guard photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Edenton 1058k USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) moored pierside at Dutch Harbor Alaska, 7 July 2009.
    Photo by Cypherak.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USS Edenton (ATS-1) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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