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USS ATR-37


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Victor - Sierra
NGVS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 30 September 1942, at Lynch Ship Building, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 26 January 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-37, 30 September 1944
  • Decommissioned , date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for merchant service in 1946, named Beaver
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity1,630 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    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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