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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Returned to US Naval custody circa late-1945-early-1946, name withdrawn, reverted to BATR-41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
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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||Ex-ATR-41 in British Naval service as HMRT Advantage (W-133), at anchor, date and location unknown.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
Last Updated 9 July 2016
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