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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
  • Laid down, 3 June 1943, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Whitestone, N.Y.
  • Launched, 15 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-60, 31 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, in 1946
  • Sold for merchant service
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1946 to A/S Hektor, Bugge & Krogh-Hansen, Oslo, Norway, named Storebror, reflagged Norwegian
    Sold in the early 1950s to Hovding Shipopphugging, Olso
    Sold in 1956 to Lenaghan & Sons, Ltd, BelfastHamilton, renamed Lenaship II, reflagged UK
    Sold in 1958 to Chevalet & Beck, Port Eienne, name retained, reflagged French (Mauritania)
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in 1961
    Specifications: Specifications:
    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
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
    two Turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-60 52k USS ATR-60 under way, date and location unknown. National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, courtesy Dick Turner.

    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ATR-60 at NavSource
    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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