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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
  • Laid down, 16 September 1942, at Lynch Ship Building, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 21 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-35, 5 May 1944, LTjg. L.C. Gunn in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-35 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 23 to 28 February 1945

  • Following World War II USS ATR-35 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 22 September to 12 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATR-35 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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 Prescott Co. 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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    ATR-35 32k USS ATR-35 under way, date and location unknown. Submitted by Donald Taber to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Waupaca 274k View looking aft from forward control tower of the Japanese battleship IJNS Nagato, showing stack, mainmast and anti-aircraft guns removed. Photo was taken at Yokosuka, Japan, 12 October 1945.
    USS Waupaca (AOG-46) is at left, and USS ATR-35 is at right.
    US National Archives, Photo No. SC 216511
    Mike Green
    Waupaca 166k Japanese battleship IJNS Nagato in U.S. custody at Yokosuka, Japan, October 12, 1945. USS ATR-35 is moored to her port side, and USS Waupaca (AOG-46) is moored to starboard.
    United States National Archives, Photo No. SC 216513
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-35 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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