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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Juliet - Yankee

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 10 July 1943, at Kruse & Banks, Ship Building Co. Inc. North Bend, OR.
  • Launched, 4 March 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-87, 8 August 1944
  • During World War II USS ATR-87 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Okinawa Gunto Operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 April to 28 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS ATR-87 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    12 to 23 October 194525 October 1945 to 5 January 1946

  • USS ATR-87 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.7 Target Vessel Group - Salvage Units for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATR-87 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
    Length 165' 6"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 4t.
    one Preston Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers 200psi °sat
    single screw, 1,600 hp
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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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