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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.
    5 Officers
    47 Enlisted
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    ATR-57 1228k 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
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Vittek, Albert William, USN17 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
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