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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Delta - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
USS ATR-3 was transferred to Cuba and renamed 20 De Mayo
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down in 1943 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned USS ATR-3, date unknown
During World War II USS ATR-3 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 1945
Task Group 122.3 - Salvage and Fire Fighting Group (Wreck Dispersal Vessel)
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to Cuba in 1947 named 20 De Mayo
Final Disposition, disposed of by Cuban government in the 1960s, fate unknown
USS ATR-3 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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| 20 De Mayo
||Ex-USS ATR-3 in Cuban service as 20 De Mayo, circa 1954, Cuban Navy photo
||20 De Mayo underway, location unknown.
Official Cuban Navy photo taken from 1953-54 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-3 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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|