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HMRT Flare (W-151)

ATR-93 was transferred under the terms of the Lend-lease Act to the United Kingdom, named HMS Flare (W-151)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 11 June 1943
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 7 December 1943
  • ATR-93 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned HMRT Flare (W-151), 7 December 1943
  • Returned to US Navy custody, 13 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    Sold for merchant service, 24 September 1946, to China Merchants Steam Navigation Company, Shanghai, renamed Ming 101
    Renamed Ming 301 in 1946
    Sold in November 1958 to unknown buyer
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
    Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
    Length 165' 6"
    Beam 33' 4"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 12.2 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 47
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,620 Bbls
    one Fulton Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox "D"-type boilers, 200psi, Sat
    two Turbo drive Ships Service Generators, 60kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,600shp

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    Flair 368k HMRT Flare (W-151) moored pierside in 1943, location unknown. John R. W. Tait

    There is no DANFS history available for ATR-93 at NavSource
    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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