Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

HMRT Director (W-137) (1943 - 1946)
BATR-17 (1943)

BATR-17 was turned over to the United Kingdom under the Lend-lease Act, named HMRT Director (W-137)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Camden Ship Building & Marine Railway Co., Camden, ME.
  • Launched, 13 July 1943
  • Delivered to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-lease Act, 28 December 1943
  • Commissioned HMRT Director (W-137), at Boston, MA. date unknown
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 23 April 1946, name withdrawn, reverted to BATR-17
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948 for commercial service
  • 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
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    one Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock & Wilcox "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
    two Turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600 hp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    ATR-17 69k HMRT Director (W-137) at anchor off Greenock, Scotland, date unknown.
    ©Imperial War Museum, photo # A 25720
    Imperial War Museum

    There is no DANFS history currently available for BATR-17 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Ship Photo Index Back To The Rescue Tug (ATR) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 8 July 2016