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USS Bagaduce (ATO-21)
USS Bagaduce (AT-21) (1920 - 1944)
USS Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21) (1919 1920)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Zulu - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
Laid down as Ammonoosuc (Fleet Tug #21), at Ferguson Steel and Iron Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Renamed Bagaduce, 24 February 1919
Launched, 5 April 1919
Commissioned USS Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21), 18 September 1919. Ltjg. Frank Mogridge in command
Redesignated Fleet Tug (AT-21), 17 July 1920
Decommissioned, 20 April 1932, at Philadelphia, PA.
Recommissioned, 22 June 1938, at Philadelphia
Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old, (ATO-21), 14 May 1944
Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 9 January 1947, for disposal, fate unknown
Displacement 751 t.(lt) 1,000 t.(fl)
Length 156' 8"
Draft 14' 7" (mean)
Speed 13 kts.
Armament one machine gun
Two 100psi boilers
One triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
Cylinder diameter - High pressure - 16", Intermediate pressure - 36", Low pressure - 60"
Single propeller, 4 blades, 6 foot diameter, Max. power 100 RPM
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||Bagaduce (ATO-21) moored, circa 1945, place unknown.
||Submitted by J C Thornwall to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
View the Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21 / AT-21 / ATO-21)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 25 April 2008
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