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USS ATR-62


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Hotel - Lima
NJHL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended)American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 14 May 1943, at Wheeler Ship Building Co., Whitestone, N.Y
  • Launched, 30 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-62, 30 July 1944, LT. J. M. Brown, Jr in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-63 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 15 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS ATR-62 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    3 to 11 September 194517 November 1945 to 23 January 1946
    8 to 25 October 1945 
    13 to 15 November 1945 

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATR-62 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Sold for commercial service in 1946, renamed Western Ace
  • 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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    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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    Last Updated 8 July 2016