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HMRT Mindful (W-135)
ATR-48 was transferred Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom, named HMS Mindful (W-135)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-126
Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-48
Laid Down, unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 7 February 1943
Delivered to the US Navy, 31 August 1943
ATR-48 never saw active service in the US Navy
Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, Commissioned HMRT Mindful (W-135) in 1943
Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-126),15 May 1944
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1947 to Moran Towing & Transportation, New York, N.Y., named Gay Moran
Sold in 1949 to Shipowners & Merchants Towboat, San Francisco, renamed Sea Lion
Sold in 1955 to Gulf Canal Lines, Inc., Houston, TX., renamed Harry J. Mosser
Sold in 1957 Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co., Mobile, AL., renamed Margaret Walsh
Sold in 1966 to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., renamed Margaret Foss
Sold, 8 April 1968, to Cementos California, SA, Ensenada, Mexico, renamed C.C. 7, re-flagged Mexican
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's service generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw, 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw, 120V D. C.
Fuel Capacity, 1300 Bbls Diesel oil
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||Ex-ATR-48 under way while in merchant service as Foss Launch & Tug Co.'s tug Margaret Foss, date and location unknown.
||Hans van der Ster
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