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USS ATA-216


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Victor
NDBV
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
  • 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, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Commercial History
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,550 t. (limiting)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 34' 7"
    Draft 14' 1" (limiting)
    Speed 12.1 kts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 52
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel, 935 Bbls
    Propulsion
    Busch Sulzer Mod 539 Diesel-electric engine
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller 1500shp
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    ATA-216 125k USS ATA-216 underway, 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
    Mike Green<

    USS ATA-216
    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
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    Last Updated 22 March 2013