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USS Geronimo (ATA-207)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS ATA-207 (1945 - 1948)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Geronimo (ATA-207) was transferred to the Republic of China and renamed ROCS Chiu Lien (AGS-563)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-134
Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-207, 15 May 1944
Laid down, 10 November 1944, at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 4 January 1945
Commissioned, USS ATA-207, 1 March 1945, LT. Joseph K. Hawkins in command
During World War II USS ATA-207 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 19 September 1947, at Orange, TX.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
Named Geronimo (ATA-207), 1 January 1948
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1962
Transferred on loan to the Biological Laboratory, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, Department of: the Interior, in 1963
Returned to Naval custody and transferred to Taiwan in 1968 under the Security Assistance Program, renamed ROCS Chiu Lien (AGS-563)
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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| ROCS Chiu Lien (AGS-563)
||Ex USS Geronimo (ATA-207) in Taiwanese service as ROCS Chiu Lien (AGS-563), underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||ROCS Chiu Lien (AGS-563)
||Taiwan Navy Web Site
USS Geronimo (ATA-207)
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
Last Updated 22 March 2013
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