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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Charlie - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
Laid down, 30 March 1943, at Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA.
Launched, 5 May 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-52, 31 July 1944, LT. Charles A Miller in command
During World War II USS ATR-52 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
USS ATR-52 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
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 Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
two Turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,600 hp
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||USS ATR-52 under way in San Francisco Bay, 14 August 1944
Navy Yard Mare Island photo.
|National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors web site
||USS ATR-52 under way in San Francisco Bay, 14 August 1944, shortly after commissioning.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-71102 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-52 at NavSource
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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