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USS ATR-3

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Delta - Xray
NFDX
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
    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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    20 De Mayo
    ATR-3 108k Ex-USS ATR-3 in Cuban service as 20 De Mayo, circa 1954, Cuban Navy photo Robert Hurst
    ATR-3 185k 20 De Mayo underway, location unknown.
    Official Cuban Navy photo taken from 1953-54 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst

    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
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    Last Updated 8 July 2016