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HMRT Advantage (W-133)

ATR-41 was turned over to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-lease Act, named HMRT Advantage (W-133)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Planned as Fleet Tug AT-119
  • Laid down in late 1942 as ATR-41 at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched in early 1943
  • Redesignated BATR-41 in 1943
  • BATR-41 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-lease Act, circa 19 to 23 April 1943
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMRT Advantage (W-133), circa 23 April 1943
  • Returned to US Naval custody circa late-1945-early-1946, name withdrawn, reverted to BATR-41
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Sold in the Philippines to Bosey, Board of Supplies, Executive Yuan (the Chinese Government's agency in charge of disposal of surplus war material given by the United States Government to China)
  • Sold, 24 September 1946, for commercial service to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co.; Shanghai
  • Named 109, 31 July 1948, later renamed Ming 309
  • Renamed Kaohsiung in 1949
  • 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 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and 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-41 73k Ex-ATR-41 in British Naval service as HMRT Advantage (W-133), at anchor, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

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