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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
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)
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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||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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