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USS Sonoma (ATA-175)
USS ATA-175 (1944 - 1948)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Papa - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-175
Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-102
Laid Down, 9 December 1943 at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 29 January 1944
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-175, 13 April 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-175, 3 August 1944
During World War II USS ATA-175 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 8 November 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group at Astoria
Named Sonoma (ATA-175), 16 July 1948
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Reacquired by the Navy, 18 June 1971 for tow to Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, turned over to the Maritime Administration and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay
Acquired by Erato Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A., Panama, 13 April 1976 (John S.Latsis, Piraeus, Greece) renamed Deka Epta
Owner name change to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A., Panama, 1977
Sold for scrapping in 1989
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1989 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
one 60Kw 120V. D.C.
single propeller, 1,200shp
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USS Sonoma (ATA-175)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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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