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USS Pinola (ATA-206)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS ATA-206 (1945 - 1948)
November - India - Mike - Echo
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
USS Pinola (ATA-206) was transferred to South Korea and renamed ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-133
Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-206, 15 May 1944
Laid down, 26 October 1944 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 14 December 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-206, 10 February 1945, LTjg. Norman G. Neault in command
During World War II USS ATA-206 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS ATA-206 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 26 February 1946
Decommissioned, 4 October 1946, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Named Pinola (ATA-206), 16 June 1948
Recommissioned, 10 January 1949
Decommissioned, 6 April 1956
Transferred under the Military Assistance Program to South Korea, 2 February 1962, renamed ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
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 ATA-206 / USS Pinola (ATA-206)
||USS ATA-206 at anchor. probably at the time of her return to San Francisco from the Western Pacific circa mid-1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # NH 83828, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
and Jim Millholland thanks to Al Cole
| ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
||Ex-USS Pinola (ATA-206) in South Korean Naval service as ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine,
|Capt Jerry Mason, USN
USS Pinola (ATA-206)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Neault, Norman G.||10 February 1945 - ?|
| ||LT. Downey, Louis Aloysius||1949 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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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