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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Lima - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 20 March 1943, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Launched, 29 December 1943
Commissioned USS ATR-5, 28 February 1944
Assigned to Caribbean Sea Frontier, 31 December 1944
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946-47
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 July 1947
Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1947 to Bowring Bros. Ltd, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, converted to a sealer and renamed Algerine
Renamed Arctic Bay in 1968
Renamed Batalla De Mal Teimpo in 1973
Final Disposition, scrapped possibly in 1987
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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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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