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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, 28 August 1943, at Burger Boat, Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched, 27 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS ATR-89, 12 October 1944, LT. M. W. Thomas in command
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for merchant service in 1947, to Mutual Ocean Transportation Co., Jacksonville, FL., named Hila
  • Final Disposition, abandoned, circa 2000s at Witte Yard, Staten Island , N.Y., a ship and boat graveyard
    Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl), 703 grt.
    Length 165' 6"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 10" (lim)
    Speed 12.2 kts. (trial)
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    5 officers
    47 enlisted
    Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Foster Wheeler "D" type boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    ATR-89 416k USS ATR-89 being prepared for launching, 24 May 1944, at Burger Boat, Manitowoc, WI. David Jinkens in honor of his father Henry M. Jinkens CBM USN (Ret) USS ATR-89
    ATR-89 79k USS ATR-89 commissioning ceremony, 12 October 1944, at Burger Boat, Manitowoc, WI. David Jinkens in honor of his father Henry M. Jinkens CBM USN (Ret) USS ATR-89
    ATR-89 100k
    ATR-89 558k
    ATR-89 54k USS ATR-89 underway, in the Great Lakes, 19 September 1944, builder's photo. National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, courtesy Donald Taber

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-89 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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