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USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
USS ATA-182 (1944 - 1948)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Quebec - India
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 - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-109)
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-182),15 May 1944
Laid down, 30 June 1944, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 5 August 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-182, 16 October 1944
Decommissioned, 26 November 1946, at Portland, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Named USS Unadilla (ATA-182), 16 July 1948
Recommissioned, 3 May 1951, at Astoria, OR.
During the Korean War USS Unadilla (ATA-182) participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Second Korean Winter, 20 to 14 March 1952
||Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952, 7 to 8 July 1952
Decommissioned at Astoria, OR., 22 July 1955
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Portland, OR.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1961
USS Unadilla (ATA-182) earned two battle stars for her Korean War service
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Olympia, WA.
Towed to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. in 1971
Acquired for commercial service by Erato Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A., Panama, 13 April 1976 (John S.Latsis, Piraeus), renamed Deka Okto
Owner name change to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A., Panama in 1977
>Arrived in tow at Aliaga for demolition by Seltas A.S., 12 February 1996
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1996
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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|USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
||USS ATA-182 underway while towing a target sled, date and location unknown.
||Submitted by Jerry Matysek to National Association
of Fleet Tug Sailors
||Ex-USS Unadilla (ATA-182) in commercial service as the tug Deka Okto beached, at Aliaga, Turkey, awaiting scrapping.
USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
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 15 March 2013
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