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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - India - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 15 May 1943, at Camden Ship Building & Marine Railway, Camden, ME.
Launched, 1 August 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-77, 3 November 1944, LT. W. A. Jewett in command
During World War II USS ATR-77 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 April to 17 June 1945
Following World War II USS ATR-77 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 1 October to 1 December 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Laid up at Lake Charles, LA.
Sold by US Maritime Commission to Fordham Trading Co., New York, N.Y., circa 1945-46
Final Disposition, sunk in Calcasieu River, LA., circa 1945-46
Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
Length 165' 6"
Beam 33' 4"
Draft 15' 6"
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
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 Babcock and Wilcox "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-77 under way, date and location unknown. Photo by Anthony C. Verdi MM/1c USS ATR-77
||Anthony M. Verdi in honor of his father Anthony C. Verdi MM/1c USS ATR-77
||USS ATR-77 washing down the aft port quarter of the captured Japanese battleship IJNS Nagato while at anchor, probably at Yokosuka Naval Base soon after secession of hostilities in 1945.
US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo #1996.438.046
|Submitted by Mike Green, courtesy US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum
There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-77 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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|