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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
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    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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    ATR-28 103k 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
    Mike Green
    ATR-28 54k 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
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