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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
    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-82 62k 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
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