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USS ATR-23


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - India - Zulu
NZIZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 29 October 1942, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
  • Launched, 15 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS ATR-23, 3 December 1943
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, 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.
    Armament
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    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
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