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USS Hopi (ATF-71)
USS Hopi (AT-71) (1942 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Kilo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
USS Hopi (ATF-71) was sold to the Republic of China (Taiwan), renamed RCS Ta Han (ATF 542)
Navajo Class Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 5 May 1942, at Charleston Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 7 September 1942
Commissioned USS Hopi (AT-71), 31 March 1943, LT. Oscar W. Huff in command
Redesignated a Fleet Ocean Tug, (ATF-71), 15 May 1944
During World War II USS Hopi was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||West Coast of Italy operations-1944
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 1 to 29 February 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Decommissioned, 9 December 1955, at New London, CT.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
Turned over to the Maritime Administration, 27 March 1962, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1963
Transferred to Taiwan, renamed RCS Ta Han (ATF-542)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Hopi earned four battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl)
Beam 38' 6"
Draft 15' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 2,260 Bbls
four General Motors 12-278A Diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
single Fairbanks-Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller 3,000shp
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||USS Hopi (AT-71) underway, circa 1940s
||Courtesy Bob Roy and
The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
USS Hopi (AT-71 / ATF-71)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Huff, Oscar W.||31 March 1943 - ?|
|02||LT. Harrison, William Thomas USN||1 January 1949 - ?|
|03||ENS. Perez, Raul Brown USN||31 August 1948 - ?|
|04||CDR. Hines, Kenneth Washburn USN||1 September 1948 - 1949|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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 6 September 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|