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HMRT Emulous (W-138) (1943 - 1946)
BATR-18 (1943)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Camden Ship Building & Marine Railway Co., Camden, ME.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-lease Act, 2 February 1944
  • Commissioned HMRT Emulous (W-138), 2 February 1944, at Boston, MA.
  • Returned to US Naval custody in 1946, 30 April 1946, reverted to BATR-18
  • 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

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
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