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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from to to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug
  • Laid down, 1 March 1943, at Kruse & Banks Ship Building Co. Inc., North Bend, OR.
  • Launched, 30 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATR-80, 21 February 1944, LT J. P. Dubrule in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-80 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 2 March 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 28 April 1945 1945

  • Following World War II ATR-80 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 14 September to 18 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATR-80 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Sold in 1946 renamed Western King
  • 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
    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-80 1334k USS ATR-80 under way of the coast of Oregon, 18 March 1944
    US Navy photo taken from an NAS Tillamook Blimp Squadron (ZP-33) Airship, by Ensign Zimel.
    David Buell

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-80 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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