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USS ATR-81

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Hotel - Bravo
NTHB
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 March 1943, at Kruse & Banks Ship Building Co. Inc., North Bend, OR.
  • Launched, 24 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-81 29 April 1944, LT. M. P. Smith in command
  • During World War II USS ATR-81 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 26 to 28 February

  • Following World War II ATR-80 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 1 October to 5 November 1945
  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Propulsion
    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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    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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