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BRP Ifugao (AQ-44)
HMRT Emphatic (W-154) (1944 - 1946)

ATR-96 was transferred under the terms of the Lend-lease Act to the United Kingdom, named HMRT Emphatic (W-154) later transferred to the Philippines, renamed BRP Ifugao (AQ-44)

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 27 January 1944
  • ATR-96 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned HMRT Emphatic (W-154), date unknown
  • Returned to US Navy custody in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines in July 1948, renamed BRP Ifugao (AQ-44)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: 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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    BRP Ifugao (R-44)
    ATR-96 41k Ex-ATR-96 under way while in the Republic of the Philippines naval service as BRP Ifugao (AQ-44) underway, circa 1953, location unknown.
    Official Philippine Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    ATR-96 48k BRP Ifugao (AQ-44) under way, circa 1953, location unknown.
    Official Philippine Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for ATR-96 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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    Last Updated 10 April 2009