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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Lost due to grounding, off the Normandy beachhead, 19 June 1944
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Foxtrot - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 12 September 1942, at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Launched, 1 August 1943
Commissioned USS ATR-15, 5 February 1944
During World War II USS ATR-15 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, lost by grounding off Normandy, France, 19 June 1944
USS ATR-15 earned one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 19 June 1944
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 Foster Wheeler "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-15 under way, date and location unknown.
||Submitted to NAFTS, courtesy Ken Sigg
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-15 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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|