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USS ATR-61


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Foxtrot - Uniform
NTFU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation- American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 May 1943, at Wheeler Shipbuilding Co., Whitestone, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Launched, 10 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-61, 24 June1944
  • During World War II USS ATR-61 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operations
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
    Borneo operations
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 10 to 11 March, 17 to 28 April 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 26 March to 1 April 1945
     
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • USS ATR-61 earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 6 January to 15 February 1945, and three battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold in 1948 Alfred M.Carlson, USA
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    Armament
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-61 6573k USS ATR-61 under way in San Francisco Bay just after passing under Golden Gate Bridge in 1946. Regards, Jack Spyker-Oles Jack Spyker-Oles in honor of his father-in-law G. Robert (Bob) Oles SC3/c ATR-61

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-61 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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