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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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November - Hotel - Foxtrot - Quebec
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
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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||USS ATR-73 on her return to San Francisco from the western Pacific circa early 1946 and before her transit to the East Coast
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 81044, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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