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USS ATR-2

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - Papa
NDUP

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 to 12 June 1944, Normandy) - Navy Unit Commendation (7 to 12 June1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ATR-2, date unknown
  • During World War II USS ATR-2 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Task Group 122.3 - Salvage and Fire Fighting Group (Wreck Dispersal Vessel)
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS ATR-2 earned one battle star in addition to the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service
    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, 1,600 hp

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    ATR-2 47k USS ATR-2 aground outside the harbor at Le Havre, France, late June 1945 National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, courtesy of Russell Hobbs.

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-2 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