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USS Reindeer (ATA-189)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS ATA-189 (1944 - 1948)
November - India - India - Romeo
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
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 11 September 1944, as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-116) at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched 19 October 1944
Commissioned USS ATA-189, 20 December 1944
During World War II USS ATA-189 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 29 August 1947, at Orange TX.
Named USS Reindeer (ATA-189), 16 July 1948
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group; Orange until 21 November 1948
Transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Galveston until June 1958
Towed to Green Cove Springs FL. for lay up, 25 June 1958
Towed to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 27 February 1961
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962
Sold by the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1975, for non-transportation use, Arctic Seafood Corp.
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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USS Reindeer (ATA-189)
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 22 March 2013
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