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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
ATA-226 was transferred to the France and renamed RFS Rhinoceros (A668)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 8 March 1945, by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
Launched, 13 April 1945
Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Sold in 1947 to France, commissioned RFS Rhinoceros (A668)
Final Disposition, broken up for scrap in March 1981
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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||Ex-ATA-226 in the Republic of France naval service as RFS Rhinoceros (A668), underway circa 1953, location unknown.
Photo courtesy Marius Bar from the 1953-54 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
Last Updated 4 October 2014
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