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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - Papa
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:
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
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)
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.
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 1,620 Bbls
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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||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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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