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HMRT Director (W-137) (1943 - 1946)
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Returned to US Naval custody, 23 April 1946, name withdrawn, reverted to BATR-17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
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
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||HMRT Director (W-137) at anchor off Greenock, Scotland, date unknown.
©Imperial War Museum, photo # A 25720
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ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
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