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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
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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, 8 July 1943, at Camden Ship Building & Marine Railway, Camden, ME.
Launched, 30 October 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-78, 6 January 1945, LTjg. J. A. Mac Donald in command
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, transferred to the Maritime Commission at Seattle and sold to John G. & Robert Pohl, 30 March 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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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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