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USS Stallion (ATA-193)
USS ATA-193 (1945 - 1948)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)

USS Stallion (ATA-193) was transferred to the Dominican Republic and renamed Enriquillo (RM-22)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-120
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-193, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 26 October 1944, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 24 November 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-193, 1 February 1945, LT. Allen Oliver, USN in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-193 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 June 1945
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1946, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
  • Named USS Stallion (ATA-193), 16 July 1948
  • Recommissioned, 19 July 1949, LT. Alonzo E. Belch Jr., USN in command
  • Decommissioned in October 1969, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Group
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 3 December 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Permanent transfer to MARAD, 1 September 1971
  • Transferred to the US Navy 30 October 1980, for permanent transfer to the Dominican Republic under the Security Assistance Program and renamed Enriquillo (RM-22)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1997
  • USS ATA-193 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Current Disposition, active in the Dominican Republic Navy
    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 ATA-193
    ATA-203/ATA-193 71k USS ATA-193 and USS ATA-203 moored at Naval Reserve Base, New Orleans, 30 June 1946. ATA-203 has just completed her journey towing YFD-15 from Pearl Harbor to New Orleans via San Diego and the Panama Canal Richard W. Friedrich, F/1c, LSM-467, Collection, slide number 219
    USS Stallion (ATA-193)
    ATA-193 66k USS Stallion (ATA-193) underway in the Persian Gulf, circa September 1949 to May 1952.
    US Navy photo
    William Beaulieu RD3
    ATA-193 88k USS Stallion (ATA-193) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    ATA-193 53k USS Stallion (ATA-193) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1953
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Stallion (ATA-193)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Oliver, Allen, USN1 February 1945 - 11 December 1945
    02LTjg. Beckley, Robert Marshall, USN11 December 1945 - 30 September 1946
     Decommissioned30 September 1946 - 19 July 1949
    02LT. Belch Jr., Alonzo Eli, USN19 July 1949 -
    03LT.. Raymer, Francis Marion, USNMay 1956 - November 1957
    04LT. Sorenson, Curtis Alvin, USN (USNA 1954)November 1957 - 1959
    05LT. Christensen, Cyrus Robert, USN1959 - May 1962
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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