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HMS Mindful (W-135)

ATA-126 was transferred Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom, named HMS Mindful (W-135)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug / ATA-121 Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-126
  • Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-48
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 7 February 1943
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 31 August 1943
  • ATR-48 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, Commissioned HMS Mindful (W-135) in 1943
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Commercial Service
  • Sold in 1947 to Moran Towing & Transportation, New York, N.Y., named Gay Moran
  • Sold in 1949 to Shipowners & Merchants Towboat, San Francisco, renamed Sea Lion
  • Sold in 1955 to Gulf Canal Lines, Inc., Houston, TX., renamed Harry J. Mosser
  • Sold in 1957 Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co., Mobile, AL., renamed Margaret Walsh
  • Sold in 1966 to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., renamed Margaret Foss
  • Sold, 8 April 1968, to Cementos California, SA, Ensenada, Mexico, renamed C.C. 7, re-flagged Mexican Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 835 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 13' 2"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 45
    Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    Propulsion diesel-electric - one 2500HP General Motors two stroke single acting 12 cylinder engine, 1800 bph, single propeller

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    ATA-126 48k Ex-ATR-48 underway while in commercial service as Foss Launch & Tug Co.'s tug Margaret Foss, date and location unknown. Hans van der Ster

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