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USS Umpqua (ATO-25)
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USS Umpqua (AT-25) (1920 - 1944)
USS Umpqua (Fleet Tug #25) (1919 - 1920)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Tango - Sierra
NATS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down,19 February 1919,at Ferguson Steel and Iron Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Launched, 18 September 1919
  • Commissioned USS Umpqua (Fleet Tug No. 25), 6 December 1919, LTjg. William F. Verleger, in command.
  • Redesignated Fleet Tug (AT-25), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old, (ATO-25), 14 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946, at Charleston, S. C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 4 December 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission, 4 December 1946 to Salmons Dredging Co., Chasn, SC for $2,500
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 751 t.(lt) 1,192 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 12.8 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament two machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,830 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Ferguson Steel & Iron Co. vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi Sat°
    two Diesel-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

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    Umpqua 406k Port broadside view of USS Umpqua (AT-25) underway on the Cooper River, off Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 16 March 1942.
    Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photos # 276-42.
    Robert Hall
    Umpqua 390k Port broadside view of USS Umpqua (AT-25) underway on the Cooper River, off Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 3 August 1942.
    Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photos # 1156-42.
    Robert Hall
    Umpqua 592k Port bow view of USS Umpqua (AT-25) underway on the Cooper River, off Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 3 August 1942.
    Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photos # 1155-42.
    Robert Hall
    Umpqua 471k Port quarter view of USS Umpqua (AT-25) underway on the Cooper River, off Navy Yard Charleston, S.C., 3 August 1942.
    Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photos # 1157-42.
    Robert Hall

    USS Umpqua (Fleet Tug # 25 / AT-25 / ATO-25)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Verleger, William Francis6 December 1919 - 26 November 1921
    02LTjg. Ouellet, Joseph Alphonse26 November 1921 - 8 June 1922
    03LTjg. Verleger, William Francis8 June 1922 - 6 December 1923
    04LT. Rickertts John Charles6 December 1923 - 8 June 1925
    05CHBOSN. Meyers, Henry8 June 1925 - 10 March 1926
    06CHBOSN. Witham, George10 March 1926 - ?
    07LT. Mills, Leon William4 June 1930 - 7 July 1932
    08LT. Dillinder, John William7 July 1932 - 10 June 1933
    09LTjg. Jordan, Julian Bethune10 June 1933 -?
    10LT. Farmer, Chester Claude, USN9 June 1936 - ?
    11LT. Acree, Jim Tom, USN30 June 1939 - 30 September 1940
    12BOSN. Perry, Gilbert Emerson, USN30 September 1940 - 1 January 1941
    13LT. Acree, Jim Tom, USN1 January 1941 - 21 May 1941
    14LT. Johnson, Arley Sidney, USN21 May 1941 - 14 September 1942
    15LTjg. Lawton, Thomas Perry, USNR14 September 1942 - 10 February 1943
    16LT. Jenkins, James William, USNR19 February 1943 - 8 May 1945
    17LT. Dubrule, Jean Paul, USNR8 May 1945 - 7 November 1945
    18LT. Howell, Jr., Arthur Edward, USNR7 November 1945 - 24 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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
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