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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Victor - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 30 September 1943, at Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding, Benton Harbor MI.
Launched, 27 May 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-57, 17 August 1944, LT. Albert W. Vittek, USN in command
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
Length 165' 6"
Beam 33' 4"
Draft 15' 6"
Speed 12 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
NSFO 1,620 Bbls
one Fulton Iron Works triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox "D"-type boilers, 200psi ° F Sat
two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
single propeller 1,600 shp
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||USS ATR-57 has U-858, under close escort as they steam for
Delaware after the submarine surrendered off Cape May in May 1945.
US Navy photo.
|Christopher L. Eger
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-57 at NavSource
|01||LT. Vittek, Albert William, USN||17 August 1944 - 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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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