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USS ATR-1

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Papa - November
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 14 October 1942, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 15 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-1, 24 November 1943
  • During World War II USS ATR-1 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    West Coast of Italy - 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 to 30 January 1944
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS ATR-1 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
    Length 165' 6"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 12.2 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Armament
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
    two turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-1 117k USS ATR-1 on builder's trials circa September, 1943. This view was contained in a photograph album commemorating the completion of this ship prepared by her builder, Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, New York.
    U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    ATR-2 137k USS ATR-1 on builder's trials circa September, 1943 on builder's trials circa September 1943 demonstrating her fire fighting capabilities.
    U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-1 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
    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
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    Last Updated 8 July 2016