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HMRT Freedom (W-139) (1943 - 1946)
BATR-19 (1943)

BATR-19 was turned over to the United Kingdom under the Lend-lease Act, named HMS Freedom (W-139)
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, 20 March 1944
  • Commissioned HMRT Freedom (W-139), 20 March 1944, at Boston, MA.
  • Returned to US Naval custody, 23 April 1946, name withdrawn, reverted to BATR-19
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948 for commercial service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: 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 Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and 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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    BATR-19 39k BATR-19 ready for launching at Camden Shipbuilding, Camden, ME. Dave Shirlaw

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
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