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USS Undaunted (ATA-199)
USS ATA-199 (1945 - 1948)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Kilo - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 27 November 1943, as a Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-126, at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur TX.
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Ocean Tug ATA 199, 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 22 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATA-199, 29 October 1944, LT. Guy S. Flanagan, Jr., USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-199 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned in 1947
  • Custody assigned to the Maritime Commission in 1948 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Named Undaunted (ATA-199), 16 July 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, January 1963
  • Transferred to NOAA in 1963
  • Loaned in July 1964 to the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
  • Transferred to the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.; renamed T/V Kings Pointer
  • Sold in 1993, renamed Krystal-K
  • Sold in 1998 to Pere Marquette Shipping Co. Ludington, MI., renamed Undaunted, used as pusher tug on the Great Lakes
  • Disposition, as of 2001 still in service
    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
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    USS ATA-199
    Undaunted 10k USS ATA-199 at her moorings in 1944, location unknown.
    Photo courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by Linc Grahlfs.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Undaunted 40k Ex-USS Undaunted (ATA-199) in commercial service as the Pere Marquetta Shipping Co. tug Undaunted. 18 July 1998, photo by M. Hanley. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Undaunted 33k Undaunted pushing a barge on the Great Lakes for the Pere Marquette Shipping Company, circa 1999.
    Photo courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by Linc Grahlfs.
    Robert Hurst
    Undaunted 24k Starboard side view of Undaunted as she looked in 1999.
    Photo courtesy National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, contributed by Linc Grahlfs.
    Robert Hurst
    Undaunted 128k Undaunted moored pierside in the Great Lakes, date and location unknown. Tim Crain
    Undaunted 27k Undaunted underway with the barge Pere Marquette 41 in tow on the Great Lakes, date unknown. Tim Crain

    USS Undaunted (ATA-199)
    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
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