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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-171
Laid down in 1943 as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-98 at Gulfport Boiler & Welding, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched in 1943
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-171,
Commissioned USS ATA-171 in 1943
Final Disposition, lost off the Azores in a collision with USS Abnaki (ATF-96), 12 April 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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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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
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