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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
ATA-228 was sold to Argentina and renamed ARA Sanaviron (Q16)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down in 1946 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
Launched, date unknown
Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1946
Sold in 1947 to Argentina christened ARA Sanaviron (Q16)
Redesignated (A8), date unknown
Redesignated RHF2, date unknown
Struck from the Argentine Naval Register, date unknown
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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||ARA Sanaviron (RHF2) (ex-ATA-228) underway in an unknown Argentine port, date unknown.
Photo from Histarmar.co.ar
||ARA Sanaviron (RHF2) (ex-ATA-228) moored pierside at Puerto Belgrano, Argentina in 1981. Note the navy band on the
quay-side playing “goodbye” to the ARA 9 DE JULIO (C5)
(ex-USS Boise CL-47) as she was towed by the Dutch ocean-going tug Smit London out of Puerto Belgrano bound for the breakers yard at
||Photo by Henk Ros radio-officer Dutch ocean-going tug Smit London
||ARA Sanaviron (RHF2) passing between snow-covered rocky islets of Tierra del Fuego, date unknown. Photo from Histarmar.co.ar
Last Updated 10 January 2014
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