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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 6 January 1945, by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX. (hull # 367)
Launched, 9 February 1945
Completed, 5 December 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for sale, 31 July 1946
Sold to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Chicago, IL and named Samuel J. Dark, Official Number 251163
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
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Ex-USS ATA-220 as the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. tug Samuel J. Dark moored pierside, 3 August 1974, at Orange, TX.
||Photos by Jim Swank
There is no DANFS history for USS ATA-220 at NavSource
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 13 July 2014
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