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USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
USS ATA-182 (1944 - 1948)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Quebec - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug (ATR-109)
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-182),15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 30 June 1944, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 5 August 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-182, 16 October 1944, LT. William J. Bates, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 26 November 1946, at Portland, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Named USS Unadilla (ATA-182), 16 July 1948
  • Recommissioned, 3 May 1951, at Astoria, OR.
  • During the Korean War USS Unadilla (ATA-182) participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Second Korean Winter, 20 to 14 March 1952 Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952, 7 to 8 July 1952

  • Decommissioned at Astoria, OR., 22 July 1955
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Portland, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1961
  • USS Unadilla (ATA-182) earned two battle stars for her Korean War service
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Olympia, WA.
  • Towed to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. in 1971
  • Commercial History
  • Acquired for commercial service by Erato Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A., Panama, 13 April 1976 (John S.Latsis, Piraeus), renamed Deka Okto
  • Owner name change to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A., Panama in 1977 >
  • Arrived in tow at Aliaga for demolition by Seltas A.S., 12 February 1996
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1996
    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 5 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
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
    Unadilla 53k USS ATA-182 underway while towing a target sled, date and location unknown. Submitted by Jerry Matysek to National Association
    of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Commercial Service
    Unadilla 41k Ex-USS Unadilla (ATA-182) in commercial service as the tug Deka Okto beached, at Aliaga, Turkey, awaiting scrapping. Alan Chapman

    USS Unadilla (ATA-182)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bates, William James, USNR16 October 1944 - 9 December 1945
    02LT. Bradford, Carroll P., USNR9 December 1945 - 28 March 1946
    03LTjg. Jones, Howard Whittle, USN28 March 1946 - 26 November 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    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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