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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 8 May 1945, as Gulfport Hull No. 266, by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 23 June 1945
Completed, 27 December 1945
Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 22 April 1947
Sold in 1947 to Compania Argentina de Navegacion Dodero S.A., Buenos Aires, named Vengador
Resold in 1957 to Flota Argentina de Navegacion de Ultramar S.A., Buenos Aires, name retained
Resold, date unknown, to Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos S.A., Buenos Aires, name retained
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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||Port profile view of ATA-237 underway, probably during builders trials, off Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX. in December 1945. Note no armament and no radar installed.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Last Updated 9 May 2014
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