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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, 20 February 1943, at Island Dock Inc., Kingston, N.Y.
Launched, 11 November 1943
Commissioned USS ATR-82 27 june 1944
USS ATR-82 first served in the Caribbean and then was transferred to San Francisco in 1945
While assigned to San Francisco USS ATR-82 rescued USAT Imperial in December 1945, after that vessel lost all power while returning Pacific War veteran to the US West Coast
USS ATR-82 also towed the old protected cruiser Boston out to sea and
sunk her off San Francisco on 8 April 1946
Decommissioned in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, 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-82 under way in San Francisco Bay in 1945.
||National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, courtesy Norman L. Hockman S1/c USS ATR-82
There is no DANFS History currently available for USS ATR-82 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
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