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USNS Wateree (T-ATA-174)
USS Wateree (ATA-174) (1948 - 1953)
USS ATA-174 (1944 - 1948)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Oscar - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
USNS Wateree (T-ATA-174) was transferred to Peru and renamed Uranue (ATA-136)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-174
Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-101
Laid Down, 5 October 1943 at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 18 November 1943
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-174, 20 July 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-174, 20 July 1944, LT. A. J. Vetro in command
During World War II USS ATA-174 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 16 January 1947, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group at Astoria
Named Wateree (ATA-174), 16 July 1948
Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Wateree (T-ATA-174), 13 August 1953
Placed out of service 14 March 1955
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Peru, 1 November 1961, renamed Uranue (ATA-136)
In the 1960s Uranue redesignated Survey Vessel Uranue (A-170)
Disposed of by Peruvian Navy circa 1977-78
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 5 t.
Diesel 1,200 Bbls
two GM 12-278A Diesel-electric engines
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Ex-USNS Wateree (T-ATA-174) in Peruvian naval service as
BAP Uranue (ATA-136) at anchor, circa 1961.
Peruvian Navy photo.
USS Wateree (ATA-174)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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 13 March 2015
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