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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Frank L. Sample Shipyard, Boothbay, ME.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Commissioned USS ATR-10, date unknown, LT R.P. Griffing, Jr in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-10 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 13 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS ATR-10 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • USS ATR-10 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    one Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    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-10 43k USS ATR-10 underway off Boothbay Harbor, ME. circa 1944. is painted camouflage scheme 31/16Ax. Submitted by Donald Taber to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    ATR-10 33k USS ATR-10 underway, 16 October 1944, location unknown. She is wearing camouflage scheme 31/16Ax.
    US Navy photo
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret

    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ATR-10 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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