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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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:
|Okinawa Gunto Operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 20 April to 28 June 1945
Following World War II USS ART-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 1945||25 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.
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
Last Updated 8 July 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|