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USS ATA-191


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - India - Victor

NIIV
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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 835 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 40
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,200 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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

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