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HMS Vagrant (W-136)

ATA-127 was transferred Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom, named HMS Vagrant (W-136)

ATA-121 Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and approved as Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-127
  • Reclassified, date unknown, as Rescue Tug ATR-49
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy, as ATR-49, 2 October 1943
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned HMS Vagrant (W-136), date unknown
  • Returned to US Naval Custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Commercial Service
    Sold in 1947 to Moran Towing, renamed Marion Moran
    Resold in 1964 to John Mecom, Houston, renamed Mary Elizabeth
    Resold in 1971 to Asia Maritime, Singapore, renamed Ann Lee re-flagged Singapore
    Resold in 1972 to Inter-Ocean Towing Ltd., Singapore, renamed Wilbie
    Resold in 1982 to Inter-Ocean Towing (Pte) Ltd., Panama, renamed Colombia I re-flagged Panama
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 835 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 13 kts. (trial)
    5 Officers
    40 Enlisted
    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.
    single propeller
    Fuel Capacity, 1300 Bbls Diesel oil
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    ATA-126 32k Ex-ATA-127 at anchor while in commercial service as Inter-Ocean Towing Ltd.'s, tug Wilbie, date and location unknown. Hans van der Ster

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