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USS Montcalm (ATO-39)
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USS Montcalm (AT-39) (1920 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Quebec - Foxtrot
NEQF
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, 16 June 1919, at Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, N.Y.
  • Launched, 26 February 1920
  • Commissioned USS Montcalm (AT-39), 19 January 1921, LT. Carl I. Ostrom, USN, in command.
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1932, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 13 August 1935, at Philadelphia
  • During World War II USS Montcalm was assigned to the Caribbean Theater
  • Reclassified Fleet Tug Old (ATO-39), 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 February 1947, to J.C. Berkwit & Co., New York, NY, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 908 t.(fl) 1,143 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 35' 7"
    Speed 12.8 kts (trial)
    Draft 15' 6" (lim)
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
    Armament
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,835 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Staten Island Shipbuilding Co. vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

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    Montcalm 54k USS Montcalm (AT-39) at anchor, date and location unknown. Tom Baker for his father Bernard J. Baker. RM1/c USS Montcalm

    USS Montcalm (AT/ATO-39)
    DANFS
    history entry located at US Naval History Heritage Command.
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Ostrom, Carl Ivar, USN19 January 1921 - 31 July 1923
    02CHBOSN. Mundale, Archie Oliver31 July 1923 = 7 May 1923
    03LT. Murphy, Edwin7 May 1923 - 28 December 1925
    04CHBOSN. Jurgenson, Frank28 December 1925 - 20 June 1927
    05CHBOSN. Buck, Albert 'C'20 June 1927 - 15 December 1928
    06CHBOSN. Smith, William Joseph15 December 1928 - 28 August 1929
    07LT. Wier, Joe Stanley28 August 1929 - 20 July 1930
    08LT. Ford, Francis Dominic20 July 1930 - 30 June 1932
     Decommissioned30 June 1932 - 13 August 1935
    09LT. Greene, Terrence Warner, USN6 January 1939 - 8 July 1939
    10LT. Hall, Kenneth Ross8 July 1939 - 1942
    11CHBOSN. MacGill, Harry Lee1942 - 15 March 1942
    12LT. Hall, Kenneth Ross21 April 1942 - 10 December 1942
    13LTjg. Snipes, Rodney Fred10 December 1942 - 15 November 1943
    14LTjg. Sanborn, Noyes Vincent, USN15 November 1943 - 10 March 1945
    15LTjg. Siladi, Michael Stephen10 March 1945 - 1 December 1945
    16LT. Dodson, Harry James1 December 1945 - 24 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody

    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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