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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Papa - Foxtrot
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, 3 July 1943, at Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA.
Launched, 20 November 1943
Commissioned USS ATR-70, 28 August 1944, LT. W. L. Sloan in command
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1948 to Canada, renamed Claire S.
Resold in 1949 to Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Quebec, Canada, renamed Claire Simard
Resold in 1950s to Branch Lines Ltd., Sorel. Quebec, Canada, name retained
Final Disposition, 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
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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||USS ATR-70 under way probably near Bellingham, WA., during acceptance trials, circa late-1943.
US Navy photo.
||USS ATR-70 under way, date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-70 at the 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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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