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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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November - India - India - Victor
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)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 12 October 1944, as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-118, at Levingston Shipbuilding Corp., Orange, TX.
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-191), 15 May 1944
Launched, 7 November 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-191, 12 January 1945
During World War II ATA-191 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II ATA-191 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 3 October to 3 November 1945
ATA-191 was sunk at Okinawa during "Typhoon Louise," 9 October 1945
Refloated, 14 October 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, 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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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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