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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Sierra - Zulu
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, 27 July 1942, at Frank L. Sample Jr. Boothbay Harbor, ME.
  • Launched, 16 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-7, 10 February 1944
  • Decommissioned, 13 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Commercial History
    Sold, date unknown, to Enterprise Jean Negri & Fils, Marseille, France, renamed SS Gloria
    Resold, date unknown, to Somatra Soc.Marseillaise de Travaux, Marseille, France name retained
    Resold, date unknown, to Imprese Fratelli Barretta Domenico e Giovanni, Brindisi, Italy, renamed SS Ardimentoso
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1981

    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 single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity1,630 Bbls
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines
    two Foster-Wheeler "D" type boilers 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive Ships' Service Generators, 60Kw, 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-7 48k USS ATR-7 underway off Boothbay, ME., probably during builders trials in February 1944. Submitted by Donald Taber to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    ATR-7 125k USS ATR-7 underway off Boothbay, ME., probably during builders trials, 7 February 1944.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-60816, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-7 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Rescue Tug ATR-7
    Rescue Tug ATR-7 (under construction)
    USS ATR-7 - WWII Rescue Tug Profile
    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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