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HMRT Lariat (W-17)
BAT-5 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug / Favourite Class British Rescue Tug:
Planned and approved as Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-130
Named Missisauga, 9 March 1942
Redesignated BAT-5, 15 April 1942, destined for lend-lease to Great Britain
Laid down, 19 February 1942, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 15 May 1942
Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 10 August 1942
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMRT Lariat (W-17)
Returned to US custody, 19 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 17 September 1946, to Bosey Inc. Philippines
Resold by Bosey to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., reflagged China, renamed Ming 108 later in 1946 renamed Ming 308
Final Disposition, deleted from Lloyds Register of Shipping in 1960, fate unknown
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
three 20mm AA gun mount
Diesel 1300 Bbls
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,500shp
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||Ex-Missisauga (ATA-130) underway in Royal Naval service as HMRT Lariat (W-17), probably around the time of her delivery in August 1942 to the Royal Navy. Note she appears to be carrying three 20mm AA single gun mounts, one on top of the pilot house and two aft of it.
Photo from Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)
||HMRT Lariat (W-17) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Royal Navy Research Archives
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