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USS Tenino (ATF-115)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Alpha
NWVA
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug:
  • Laid down, 16 June 1943, as Fleet Tug (AT-115) at United Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 10 January 1944
  • Reclassified Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-115), 16 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS Tenino (ATF-115), 18 November 1944, LT. Forrest L. Van Camp in command
  • During World War II USS Tenino was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation, April through June 1945
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 11 May 1945
  • Following World War II USS Tenino was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September 1945 to 14 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, 17 May 1947 at Orange,TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register in September 1962
  • USS Tenino earned one battle star for world War II service
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission in September 1962 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,330 t.(lt) 1,589 t.(fl)
    Length 205'
    Beam 38' 6"
    Draft 18' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement 85
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    six .50 cal machine guns
    two depth charge tracks
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric, four Alco Diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
    single screw

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    Tenino 547k USS Tenino (ATF-115) launching, 10 January 1944, at United Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
    A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Alan Owens
    Tawakoni 828k From right to left; USS Tawakoni (ATF-114), USS Tenino (ATF-115) and USS Tolova (ATF-116) moored at the fitting out pier United Engineering Co., Alameda, CA., 6 July 1944
    A US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Alan Owens
    Tenino 31k USS Tenino (ATF-115) under way, 9 December 1944 in San Francisco, Bay. USS SC-1018 is in the background.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-289779
    Courtesy Bill Bach and The National Association
    of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Tenino 342k Aerial port bow view, of USS Tenino (ATF-115) under way near San Francisco, CA., 9 December 1944. Photographed by Naval Air Station Alameda, California, aircraft, December 9, 1944.
    US Navy photo 80-G-289781 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Paul Phipps USS Tenino
    Tenino 64k USS Tenino (ATF-115) under way, date and location unknown. Paul Phipps USS Tenino
    Tenino 43k USS Tenino (ATF-115) moored pierside inboard of an unidentified ATF at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, T.H. Paul Phipps USS Tenino
    Tenino 85k USS Tenino (ATF-115) moored pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, T.H. Paul Phipps USS Tenino
    Tenino 36k USS Tenino (ATF-115) departing Pearl Harbor with an unidentified APL under tow bound for San Diego. It took Tenino 29 days to complete the tow. Paul Phipps USS Tenino

    USS Tenino (ATF-115)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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