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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Romeo - Alpha

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, 27 August 1943, at Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding, Benton Harbor MI.
  • Launched, 1 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-56, 28 June 1944
  • During World War II USS ATR-56 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATR-56 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
    Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
    Length 165' 5"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 10"
    Speed 12.2 kts.
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity 1,620 Bbls
    one Fulton Iron Works, vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox D-type boilers, 250psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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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
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