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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

USS ATR-31 was transferred to Peru, named BAP Condestable Selendon (Q01)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 7 September 1942, at Northwest Shipbuilding, South Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched,30 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-31, 30 October 1943
  • During World War II USS ATR-31 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander 7th Fleet, 3 July to 9 September 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 14 to 29 November 1944
    Ormoc Bay landings, 7 to 8 December 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Transferred to Peru in 1947, named BAP Condestable Selendon (Q01)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS ATR-31 earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 7 to 8 December 1944, and two battle stars for World War II service
    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 Foster Wheeler "D" type boilers 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive Ships' Service Generators, 60Kw, 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600 shp

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    USS ATR-31
    ATR-31 31k USS ATR-31 moored pierside 5 October 1943, probably at her builders yard, at Northwest Shipbuilding, South Bellingham, WA. Tommy Trampp
    ATR-31 2622k USS ATR-31 underway in the Pacific Northwest, circa October 1943.
    Photo by Bert Huntoon.
    Paul J McCue for his father LTjg Martin C. McCue USNR USS ATR-31
    ATR-31 60k USS Lamson (DD-367) afire off Ormoc, Leyte, 7 December 1944, after she was hit by a Kamikaze. The tug assisting with fire fighting is probably USS ATR-31
    US National Archives photo #: 80-G-290898, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    BAP Condestable Selendon (Q01)
    ATR-31 55k Ex-USS ATR-31 in Peruvian Naval service as BAP Condestable Selendon (Q01) at anchor or moored to a buoy, circa 1951, location unknown. Official Peruvian Navy photo. Robert Hurst
    ATR-31 93k BAP Condestable Selendon(Q01) in the Canal Zone, 10 February 1954.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 87849, courtesy of Dr. Robert L. Scheina.
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ATR-31 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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