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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

ATA-177 was transferred to Chile named Lientur (PP-3)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 27 April 1944, as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-104, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 5 June 1944
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-177), 15 May 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-177, 2 September 1944
  • During World War II USS ATA-177 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Grounded at Okinawa by "Typhoon Louise", 9 October 1945, refloated, 12 October 1945
  • Following World War II USS ATA-177 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 October to 13 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Chile, 29 September 1947, named Lientur (PP-3)
  • Decommissioned by the Chilean Navy in 1984
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1984
    Displacement 835 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    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.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 40
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,200 Bbls
    two GM 12-278A Diesel-electric engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    USS ATA-177
    ATA-177 94k USS ATA-177 underway probably near her builder's yard at Orange, TX., around the time of her delivery in September 1944.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-113046, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    ATA-177 96k USS ATA-177 at anchor, probably photographed at the time of her return to San Francisco from the Western Pacific circa May or June 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # NH 83823, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Lientur (PP-3)
    ATA-177 15k Ex-ATA-177 in Chilean service as Lientur (PP-3) underway, date and location unknown. Patricio Villalobos, Captain (R) Chilean Navy
    ATA-177 15k Lientur (PP-3) at anchor, date and location unknown. Patricio Villalobos, Captain (R) Chilean Navy
    ATA-177 78k Lientur (PP-3) underway, date and location unknown. Patricio Villalobos, Captain (R) Chilean Navy
    508k Ex-Lientur (PP-3) under tow enroute to be scrapped in 1984 Dave Shirlaw

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATA-177 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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