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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-172
Laid down, 24 August 1943, as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-99) at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Reclassified Auxiliary Ocean Tug ATA-172, date unknown
Launched, 25 November 1943
Commissioned USS ATA-172, 23 February 1944
During World War II USS ATA-172 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 Panama Canal Company, renamed Taboga
Resold in 1971 to Malcolm Marine Company, name retained
Resold in 1974 to Hannah Marine Corporation, Chicago, renamed Daryl C.Hannah
Renamed Daryl C in 1984
Resold in 1988 to Selvick Marine Towing Corp., Sturgeon Bay, WI., renamed Carl William Selvick
Resold in 1998 to Roger Rouzier, Jr., New Orleans, LA., renamed Rosa M
Resold in, date unknown, to Marintec Towing & Salvage, Panama, name retained
Final Disposition, fate 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 Gear
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 ATA-172 underway, date and location unknown.
||Submitted by Ed LeVangie to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
There is no DANFS history available for ATA-172 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
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