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USS Algorma (ATA-212)
USS ATA-212 (1945 - 1948)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - November -
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
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-139
Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-212, 15 May 1944
Laid down, 3 February 1945 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 20 March 1945
Commissioned, USS ATA-212, 21 May 1945
During World War II USS ATA-212 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Named Algorma (ATA-212), 16 July 1948
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Transferred to the Maritime Administration
Towed to her berth in the National Defense Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. in 1971
Acquired for merchant service by Erato Shipping & Trading Corp. (John S.Latsis, Piraeus) S.A., Panama, 13 April 1976, renamed Deka Ennea
Owner name change to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A., Panama, 1977
Owner name change to Transpacific Shipping & Trading S.A., Honduras, 1988, renamed Farreda S.
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 Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||ATA-212 underway on builder's trials near Port Arthur, Texas, circa May 1945.
Photos from Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
USS Algorma (ATA-212)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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 7 March 2014
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