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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Xray - Oscar
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:
|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
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-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.
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|