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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Bravo - Lima
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 14 August 1943, at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Launched, 22 February 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-16, 1 July 1944, LT. D. R. Luckham in command
During World War II USS ATR-16 was assinged to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS ATR-16 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 to 12 September 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1948, 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 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-16 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Jeff Grand for his Grandfather Curtis Grand USS ATR-16
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-16 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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