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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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:
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
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
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
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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