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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 18 December 1943, at Island Dock Inc., Kingston, N.Y.
  • Launched, 21 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-85, 5 February 1945
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • 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' 10" (lim)
    Speed 12.2 kts (trial)
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    5 officers
    47 enlisted
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm gun mounts
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines
    two Babcock & Wilcox "D"-type boilers
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D. C, Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-1 32k USS ATR-85 serves as a background for a commissioning ceremony of an unidentified ATR moored forward of her, at Island Dock Inc, Kingston, N.Y., circa January-February 1944.
    US Navy photo # 0575432.
    John Chiquoine

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-85 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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