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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 11 December 1943, at Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched, 25 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-73, 1 January 1945, LTjg. E. L. Givins in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-73 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1945 to Meseck Towing & Transportation Co.Inc. New York, N.Y. renamed Judith Meseck
  • Laid up in 1946
  • Final Disposition, broken up in the 1950s at Witte Yard, Newark, N.J.
    Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
    Length 165' 6"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 12.2 kts.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    one Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines
    two Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers 260psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-73 84k USS ATR-73 on her return to San Francisco from the western Pacific circa early 1946 and before her transit to the East Coast for decommissioning.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 81044, courtesy
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-73 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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