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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 25 September 1942, at Lynch Ship Building, San Diego, CA
  • Launched, 15 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-36, 27 July 1944, at San Diego, CA., LT R. D. Raikes in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-36 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, circa. January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, 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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    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

    USS ATR-36
    History written by crew member Samuel D. Moss BMG-2
    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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