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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Xray - Alpha
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 in 1943 at Frank L. Sample Shipyard, Boothbay, ME.
Launched, date unknown
Commissioned USS ATR-8, date unknown
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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, 1,600shp
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||Oil on canvas of USS ATR-8 underway, by Benjamin Stephenson.
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-8 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
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