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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
Laid down, 27 January 1944, at Fulton Shipyard, Antioch, CA.
Launched, 6 August 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-28, 25 September 1944, LT W. Swanson in command
Decommissioned, late 1946 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, 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 single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity1,630 Bbls
one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines
two Babcock an Wilcox "D" type boilers 200psi Sat°
two turbo-drive Ships' Service Generators, 60Kw, 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,600shp
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||USS ATR-28 underway, 28 September 1944, three days after commissioning at Antioch, CA.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-72284, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscibe.com.
||USS ATR-28 moored pierside, Oakland Supply Depot in July 1946.
||S. R. (Stub) Watkins
USS ATR-28 April to August 1946
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-28 at NavSource
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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