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USS Beaufort (ATS-2)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Oscar - Tango
NUOT
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (Boat People) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)



USS Beaufort (ATS-2) was sold to South Korea

Edenton Class Salvage and Rescue Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 February 1968 at Brooke Marine, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
  • Launched, 1 December 1968
  • Commissioned USS Beaufort (ATS-2), 22 January 1972
  • Decommissioned, 8 March 1996
  • Transferred, sold, under the Security Assistance Program to South Korea, 29 August 1996
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 December 1996
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,592 t.(lt) 3,484 t.(fl)
    Length 283'
    Beam 59'
    Draft 17' (max)
    Complement 9 Officers, 108 Enlisted
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion diesel, twin screws

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    40k Beaufort (ATS-2) underway undergoing builders trials in the North Sea, circa late 1971 before being delivered to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 5 January 1972. Photo 09310202 - Bill Shirk HT3 USS Beaufort Feb. 1972 to Dec. 1973
    Photo 09310210 - Robert Hurst
    Photo 09310211 - Stan Svec
    Caption Information - ENC(SS) L. V. Merritt USS Beaufort 1971 -74
    Beaufort
    09310210
    115k
    Beaufort
    09310211
    113k
    Beaufort 66k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) alongside USS Jason (AR-8), at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, circa 1981. Photo by Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 33k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) underway at Pearl Harbor, circa early 1980's.
    Photo contributed by Bob Brittingham, XO 1980 - 1982, to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Robert Hurst
    Beaufort 41k USS Brunswick (ATS-3) and USS Beaufort (ATS-2) pierside, date and location unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Beaufort 59k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) at anchor, off Pataya Beach, Thailand, circa 1984-88. Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 75k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) pierside at Bishop Point, Pearl Harbor, HI., circa 1984-88. Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 102k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) pierside at Naval Base, Yokosuka Japan, circa 1984-88. Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 126k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) underway off Hawaii, circa 1984-88. Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 47k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) at Pearl Harbor, HI., preparing to enter drydock, circa 1985. Photo by Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 61k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) at Bishop Point, Pearl Harbor, HI., circa 1987. Photo by Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret
    Beaufort 334k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) drydocked at Pearl Harbor, November 1981. Photo by Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Beaufort 16k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) moored pierside, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii., with primer on the port side, spring 1995. Photo contributed by Jim Doty to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors Robert Hurst
    Beaufort 45k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) towing the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) at Pearl Harbor, date unknown
    Photo contributed by Craig Rothhammer to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Robert Hurst
    Beaufort 17k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) ball cap patch.
    Photo contributed by Rich Tetrault to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst
    Beaufort 27k USS Beaufort (ATS-2) brass plaque.
    Photo contributed by Craig Rothhammer to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Beaufort (ATS-2)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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