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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Pvt. Gabriel Chavez US Army LT-646 (1944 - 1950)
Laid down, circa 1943, as US Army type 228 steel-hulled Large Tug LT-646 by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, circa September 1943-March 1944
Commissioned US Army LT-646
Named Pvt. Gabriel Chavez US Army LT-646, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy with the creation of the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1950
Placed in service as USNS T-ATA-243
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1962
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972 by I.D.Logan, Bellevue, WA.
Propulsion diesel-electric engines, single screw, 1,000hp.
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||USNS T-ATA-243 tows the stricken SS Atlantic Star safely into port at Kodiak, AK.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history available for USNS T-ATA-243 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 29 February 2008
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