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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, date unknown, at Bellingham Iron Works Inc., Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ATR-69, date unknown, LT. W. F. Reinkin in command
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948 to Halder Dahl, Tacoma, WA., renamed Scarlet Queen
  • Resold in 1954 to Tacoma Boatbuilding Co.Inc, Tacoma, WA., renamed Explorer
  • 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 12.2 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 Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
    two Turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600 hp

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    ATR-69 49k Ex-USS ATR-69, June 1948, as the commercial tuna clipper Scarlet Queen. Rebuilt by Tacoma Boat Building Co., Scarlett Queen was the largest tuna clipper in the world. When launched the tuna clipper had an 1800 horsepower 10 cylinder 20 opposed piston "Fairbanks Morse" diesel engine. She had 20 refrigeration tanks with the capacity of 600 tons of tuna.
    Photo from the Richards Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library.
    Tommy Trampp
    ATR-69 34k
    ATR-69 47k The Scarlett Queen engine room also contained the ex-ATR-69 WWII gypo compass, radar and loran sets.
    Photo from the Richards Studio Collection, Tacoma Public Library.
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-69 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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