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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USS ATR-97 (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Kilo - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) World War II Victory Medal
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-170
Laid down, 9 April 1943, as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-97 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 21 August 1943
Commissioned USS ATR-97, 7 December 1943
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-170, 15 May 1944
During World War II USS ATA-170 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle-East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1947 to the government of Greece, renamed Leon
Final Disposition, broken up at Kynosoura, Greece in 1990
USS ATA-170 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 835 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10"
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 12 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Diesel 1,200 Bbls
two GM 12-278A Diesel-electric engines
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||USS ATR-97 underway near Norfolk, VA., 11 March 1944. Photo was taken by a blimp stationed at Weeksville, N.C.
US National Archives, RG-80-G, photo #. 80-G-222590 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-97 / USS ATA-170 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 15 March 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|