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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-172
  • Laid down, 24 August 1943, as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-99) at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Ocean Tug ATA-172, date unknown
  • Launched, 25 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATA-172, 23 February 1944
  • During World War II USS ATA-172 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS ATA-172 earned two battle stars for World WAr II service
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1947 to the Panama Canal Company, renamed Taboga
    Resold in 1971 to Malcolm Marine Company, name retained
    Resold in 1974 to Hannah Marine Corporation, Chicago, renamed Daryl C.Hannah
    Renamed Daryl C in 1984
    Resold in 1988 to Selvick Marine Towing Corp., Sturgeon Bay, WI., renamed Carl William Selvick
    Resold in 1998 to Roger Rouzier, Jr., New Orleans, LA., renamed Rosa M
    Resold in, date unknown, to Marintec Towing & Salvage, Panama, name retained
    By 2014 she was located in Kingston, Jamaica, renamed Salvage I, but out of service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 835 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 12 kts.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 40
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,200 Bbls
    two GM 12-278A Diesel-electric engines
    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, 1,200shp

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    USS ATA-172
    ATA-172 28k USS ATA-172 under way, date and location unknown. Submitted by Ed LeVangie to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Merchant Service
    85k Ex-USS ATA-172 under way on the Great Lakes as the Hannah Marine Corp. tug Daryl C.Hannah, circa 1974-1984.
    Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University
    John Spivey

    There is no DANFS history available for ATA-172 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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