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HMRT Lariat (W-17)
Mississauga (ATA-130)

BAT-5 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug / Favourite Class British Rescue Tug:
  • Planned and approved as Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-130
  • Named Mississauga, 9 March 1942
  • Redesignated BAT-5, 15 April 1942, destined for lend-lease to Great Britain
  • Laid down, 19 February 1942, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 15 May 1942
  • Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 10 August 1942
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMRT Lariat (W-17)
  • Returned to US custody, 19 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission, 17 September 1946, to Bosey Inc. Philippines
  • Resold by Bosey to China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., reflagged China, renamed Ming 108 later in 1946 renamed Ming 308
  • Final Disposition, deleted from Lloyds Register of Shipping in 1960, fate unknown
    Displacement 835 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 13 kts. (trial)
    5 Officers
    40 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    three 20mm AA gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1300 Bbls
    one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,500shp
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    ATA-130 57k Ex-Mississauga (ATA-130) underway in Royal Naval service as HMRT Lariat (W-17), probably around the time of her delivery in August 1942 to the Royal Navy. Note she appears to be carrying three 20mm AA single gun mounts, one on top of the pilot house and two aft of it.
    Photo from Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)
    ATA-130 32k HMRT Lariat (W-17) underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Royal Navy Research Archives

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    HMS Lariat 1945
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