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USS Sunnadin (ATO-28)
USS Sunnadin (AT-28) (1920 - 1944)
USS Sunnadin (Fleet Tug #28) (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Victor - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Algorma Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 3 December 1918, at Puget Sound Navy Yard as Katahdin
  • Renamed Sunnadin, 24 February 1919
  • Launched, 28 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Sunnadin (Fleet Tug No. 28), 20 October 1919
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-28), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old (ATO-28), 15 May 1944
  • During World War II USS Sunnadin was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
  • Decommissioned, 4 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission at Mare Island, CA., for disposal, fate unknown
  • USS Sunnadin earned one battle star during World War II
    Displacement 1164 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 35' 4"
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament one machine gun
    NSFO 1,780 Bbls
    one Puget Sound Navy Yard vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Scotch Single End boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800 shp

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    Sunnadin 30k USS Sunnadin (AT-28) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Bill Manzingo
    to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Sunnadin 36k USS Sunnadin (AT-28) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Jon Burdett
    Contributed by Don Raymond
    a Pearl Harbor Survivor aboard Sunnadin, 7 December 1941

    USS Sunnadin (AT-28 / ATO-28)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    05LCDR. Thackrey, Lyman Augustus :RADM1936
    06LT. Collis, John Leon1938 - January 1939
    07LT. Hopkins, Norman Barton, USNJanuary 1939 - July 1942
    08LT. Smith, James Alfred1942 - 1944
    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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    Last Updated 13 December 2013