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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - India - India
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, 23 October 1943, at Bellingham Iron Works Inc., Bellingham, WA.
Launched, 10 April 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-72, 25 November 1944, LTjg. C. B. Hiner in command
During World War II USS ATR-72 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS ATR-72 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|3 September to 21 October 1945||22 October to 16 December 1945
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 Prescott Co. 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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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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