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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 15 November 1943, at Kruse & Banks, Ship Building Co. Inc. North Bend, OR.
  • Launched, 12 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-86, 22 August1944
  • During World War II USS ATR-86 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, 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 Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines
    two Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D. C, Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-86 52k USS ATR-86 returning from sea trials off Coos Bay, OR., circa 1944. She is painted camouflage scheme 31/16Ax. Steve Priske
    ATR-86 122k USS ATR-86 under way with a barge in tow, date and location unknown. She is painted camouflage scheme 31/16Ax.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1946.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS History available for USS ATR-86 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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