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USS Menominee (ATF-73)
USS Menominee (AF-73) (1942 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Mike - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Menominee (ATF-73) was transferred to Indonesia and renamed Rakata (928)
Navajo Class Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 27 September 1942, at United Engineering Co., San Francisco, CA.
Launched, 14 February 1942
Commissioned USS Menominee (AT-73), 25 September 1942, LCDR. Emil C. Generaux, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Menominee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Following World War II USS Menominee was assigned to Occupation duty from 2 September t o28 October 1945
Reclassified Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-73), 15 May 1944
Decommissioned, 15 November 1946, at Portland, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1959
Transferred, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, to Indonesia, renamed Rakata (928)
Place in reserve by the Indonesian Navy in 1990
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Menominee earned five battle stars for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation of the Solomon Islands
Consolidation of the southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May 1945
|Bismarck Archipelago operations
Green Island landing, 13 to 22 February 1944
Admiralty Islands landing, 11 to 12 April 1944
|3rd Fleet operations against Japan, 5 to 31 July 1945
|Western Caroling Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl)
Beam 38' 6"
Draft 15' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,260 Bbls
four General Motors 12-278 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 100Kw 120V D.C.
one 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller 3,000shp
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||USS Menominee (AF-73) on the builders ways 2 January 1942, at United Engineering Co., San Francisco, CA.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Menominee (AF-73) in San Francisco Bay, 30 September 1942
US Navy photo NH 96840
|US Naval Historical Center
|| IJNS Kikuzuki (Japanese Destroyer, 1926-1942), under salvage at Halavo Bay, Florida Island, near Tulagi, 10 August 1943. She had been sunk there by USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes 4 May 1942. This view looks aft from the ship's bow, with USS Menominee (ATF-73) and a crane barge working off her stern.
USMC photo 59610
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Menominee (AT-73 / ATF-73)
DANFS history entry at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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 17 June 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|