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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Contributed by Al Grazevich
USS Navajo (ATA-211)
USS ATA-211 (1945 - 1948)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - November -
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
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-138
Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-211, 13 April 1944
Laid down, 20 January 1945 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 3 March 1945
Commissioned, USS ATA-211, 3 May 1945, LTjg. James McKnight in command
During World War II USS ATA-211 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Named Navajo (ATA-211), 15 July 1948
Decommissioned, 10 April 1962
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1962
Sold in 1963 to Twenty Grand Marine Service, Inc., Morgan City, LA., name retained
Sold to American Gulf Towing in 1994, and renamed A. G. Navajo
Sold to Moby Ruth, Inc. as the Mr. Dylan
Out of documentation in 2006
Final Disposition, date unknown
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Diesel 1300 Bbls
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,500shp
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||Port bow view of USS ATA-211 making her maximum speed of 13 knots ca May 1945.
while underway near Port Arthur TX.
||USS ATA-211 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||George Black USS ATA-211
USS Navajo (ATA-211)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. McKnight, James||3 May 1945 - ?|
| ||LT. Swan, Robert Sheridan||no dates|
| ||LT. Dodson, Paul W.||no dates|
|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 19 December 2014
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