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USS ATA-200

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


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - World War II Victory Medal



USS ATA-200 was transferred to Chile named Leucolon (PP-61)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and projected as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-127
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-200), 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 4 July 1944, at Gulfport Boiler & Welding, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 8 September 1944
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-200), 15 May 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-200, 31 October 1944
  • During World War II USS ATA-200 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following Campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 22 May to 10 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS ATA-200 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 15 May 19462 September 1945 to 15 May 1946

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to Chile in September 1947, named Leucolon (PP-61)
  • Final Disposition, 15 August 1965 ran aground on a sandbank, declared a total lose
    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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    USS ATA-200
    ATA-200 83k USS ATA-200 at anchor, date and location unknown. Patricio Villalobos, Captain (R) Chilean Navy
    Leucolon (PP-61)
    ATA-177 84k Ex-USS ATA-200 in Chilean service as Leucolon (PP-61) underway, date and location unknown. Patricio Villalobos, Captain (R) Chilean Navy
    ATA-177 53k Leucolon (PP-61) underway, date and location unknown. Official Chilean Navy photo. Robert Hurst
    ATA-177 353k The wreckage of ex-Leucolon (PP-61) buried in the sand on the Chilean coast. She wrecked there during a fierce storm, 15 August 1965, along with ex-USS Potawatomi (ATF-109) which sank just offshore. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATA-200 at NavSource
    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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    Last Updated 22 March 2013