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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 7 December 1943, at Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA.
Launched, 1 july 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-53, 11 September 1944, LT. B. M. Stevenson in command
During World War II USS ATR-53 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS ATR-53 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September to 16 December 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
USS ATR-53 earned one battle star for World War II service
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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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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