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November - Foxtrot - Golf - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS ATR-4 was transferred to Cuba, renamed 10 De Octubre (R-6)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 29 January 1943, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Long Island, N.Y.
  • Launched, 9 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-4, 26 January 1944
  • During World War II USS ATR-4 was assigned first to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific 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)

  • Following World War II USS ATR-4 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    21 June to 22 August 1945
    26 January to 16 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to Cuba in 1946 and named 10 De Octubre (R-6)
  • Disposed of the Cuban government, date unknown
  • Sold in 1952 to Marine Industries Ltd., Montreal, Canada renamed : Louise Simrad
  • Resold, date unknown, to G.Vezina Sores, Quebec, Canada
  • Current Disposition, beached on the island of Ile-aux-Grues (Crane Island), Quebec, Canada, in use as a restaurant named Le Bateau Ivre, owned since 1968 by Auberge des Dunes a small inn on the island
    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
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    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-4
    ATR-4 40k USS ATR-4 moored pierside at Le Havre, France in November 1945 while taking on fuel oil. Mike Harpe
    ATR-4 29k USS ATR-4 moored pierside at Le Havre, France, circa 1945-46 Submitted by John H Eberle to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    ATR-4 31k USS ATR-4 moored pierside at Southampton, England, circa 1945-46 Submitted by John H Eberle to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    10 De Octubre (R-6)
    ATR-4 69k Ex-USS ATR-4 underway, circa 1948, while in Cuban service as 10 De Octubre (R-6) Robert Hurst
    Le Bateau Ivre
    ATR-4 37k Ex-USS ATR-4 employed as a stationary wine bar and lunch diner on Isle aux Grues, Quebec, Canada. Bryan Fisher RMC USCG

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-4 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
    L'Auberge des Dunes
    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
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