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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 21 May 1945, as Gulfport Hull No. 267, by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 2 July 1945
Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1945
Completed, 8 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 June 1946
Sold in 1946 to N.V. Bureau Wijsmuller, IJmuiden, named Noord-Holland
Resold in 1961 to Perusahaan Negara Tundebara, Jakarta, renamed Selat Berhala
Resold in 1969 to P.N.Pelajaran Bahtera Adhiguna, Jakarta, name retained
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974 in Singapore
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 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Port profile view of ATA-238 under way, probably during builders trials, off Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX. in February 1946. Note no armament or radar installed.
Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Last Updated 8 May 2014
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