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USS ATR-44 (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Xray - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS ATA-122 was transferred to Chile and named Lautaro (PP-62) resold to Uruguay and renamed ROU San Jose
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-122
Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-44
Laid Down, 19 October 1942, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 17 November 1942
Commissioned, USS ATR-44, 10 June 1943, LT. M. L. Wright in command
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-122, 15 May 1944
During World War II USS ATA-122 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 10 to 28 May 1945
Following World War II USS ATA-122 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Chile, 19 September 1947, named Lautaro (PP-62)
Struck from the Chilean Navy in 1991
Sold to Uruguay in 1992 and renamed ROU San Jose
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS ATA-122 earned one battle star for World War II service
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|12 to 21 October 1945||
|26 October 1945 to 26 March 1946||26 October 1945 to 26 March 1946
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's service generators
one Diesel-drive 60 Kw, 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw, 120V D. C.
Fuel Capacity, 1300 Bbls Diesel oil
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USS De Haven (DD-727) and
USS Mansfield (DD-728) are about to undock in Dry Dock # 3 at Naval Shipyard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 27 October 1947 - Navy Day Exhibit. Television Camera at Dry Dock #3. Mansfield is to the left of De Haven and behind ATA-122.
US Naval Ship Yard Mare Island photo #2055-47
||Ex-USS ATA-122 underway in Chilean service, as Lautaro (PP-62), date and location unknown
||Armada De Chile web site.
||Lautaro (PP-62), date and location unknown.
||Patricio Villalobos Captain (R) Chilean Navy
||Lautaro (PP-62) underway, circa 1956, location unknown.
Official Chilean Navy photo.
||Lautaro (PP-62) underway, circa 1969, location unknown.
Official Chilean Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-44 / USS ATA-122 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 19 December 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|