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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
ATA-214 Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 31 October 1943, as Yard Net Tender Allthorn (YN-94), at Canulette Shipbuilding Co., Slidell, LA.
Redesignated Net Laying Ship (AN-70), 20 January 1944
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-216, 15 May 1944
Launched, 25 May 1944
Commissioned, USS ATA-216, 30 October 1944, LT. Frank P. Mulligan, USNR in command
During World War II USS ATA-216 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of operations
Following World War II USS ATA-216 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 22 September to 20 October 1945
Decommissioned, 26 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1948 to a US company, renamed Kara Gay
Resold, date unknown, to a US company, renamed El Sol
Resold in 1959 to Panamanian company, name retained, reflagged Panamanian
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,550 t. (limiting)
Length 194' 6"
Beam 34' 7"
Draft 14' 1" (limiting)
Speed 12.1 kts
one 3"/50 Dual-Purpose gun mount
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel, 935 Bbls
Busch Sulzer Mod 539 Diesel-electric engine
two 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller 1500shp
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||USS ATA-216 under way, probably, on builder's trials in October 1944. The position of the 20-mm gun on the former range
finder platform forward of and above the smokestack in USS ATA-214 and ATA-216 was found to be unsatisfactory
because of the heat and fumes from the stack, and the armament arrangement of later units of both the ATA-214 class and the Ailanthus (AN-38)
class was modified.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-74080, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS ATA-216 under way probably on builder's trials in October 1944 in the Gulf of Mexico.
US Navy photo from "Mud, Muscles and Miracles", by CAPT. Charles A. Bartholomew, USN and CDR. William I. Milwee, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Mulligan, Frank P., USNR||30 October 1944 - 16 November 1945|
|02||LT. Terrio, Eugene Benedict, USN||16 November 1945 - 26 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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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