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USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
USNS Bagaduce (T-ATA-194) (1953 - 1959)
USS Bagaduce (ATA-194) (1948 - 1953)
USS ATA-194 (1944 - 1948)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Juliet - Bravo
USS Bagaduce (ATA-194) 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
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Serviced Medal

USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194) Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation - Coast Guard Battle Efficiency "E" Ribbon - National Defense Serviced Medal

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-121
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-194, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 7 November 1944, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 4 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS ATA-194, 14 February 1944, LTjg. William J. Bryan, USN in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-194 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS ATA-194 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 14 October 1945 to 28 January 1946
  • Named USS Bagaduce (ATA-194), 16 July 1948
  • Decommissioned, 17 July 1953, at Seattle, WA.
  • Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service and placed in service as USNS Bagaduce (T-ATA-194)
  • Placed out of service and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), for lay up in its National Defense Reserve Flee at Olympia, WA., 25 August 1958
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 August 1958
  • Transferred to the US Coast Guard, 15 April 1959
  • Commissioned Medium Endurance Cutter USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194), 1 June 1959
  • Decommissioned, 31 May 1979
  • Struck from the Coast Guard Vessel Register
  • Sold in 1980 sold to Marine Power & Equipment, Seattle, WA.
  • Sold in 1990 to Peter Benneson, rebuilt with passenger accommodations, renamed Modoc Pearl. from 2004 through 2016 Modoc Pearl made tourist voyages in Alaska over the summer, and a luxury Bed and Breakfast in Gig Harbor, WA in the winter
  • Current Disposition, purchased in 2019 by Earthrace Conservation to conduct conservation missions wouldwide, renamed M/Y Modoc
    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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    USN Bagaduce (ATA-194)
    109k USS PC-1180 moored outboard of USS Bagaduce (ATA-194), date and location unknown. Jos Haver
    106k USS Bagaduce (ATA-194) underway. date and location unknown. Jos Haver
    93k USS Bagaduce (ATA-194), at anchor, date and location unknown. Jos Haver
    USNS Bagaduce (T-ATA-194)
    Bagaduce 196k USNS Bagaduce (T-ATA-194) approaching Midway Island, 16 November 1956, with the aircraft transportation lighters YCV-17 and YCV-12 in tow. Photographed by Naval Station Midway.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command (MSC), Photo # Unknown, courtesy
    Mike Green
    USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
    Bagaduce 62k Ex-USS Bagaduce (ATA-194) underway while in commission as USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194), date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Bagaduce 148k USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Bagaduce 51k USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194) underway, date and location unknown. Ken Laesser
    Commercial Service
    154k Ex-USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194) underway in commercial service as M/V Modoc date and location unknown. Earthrace Conservation
    Conservation Research
    80k M/Y Modoc underway date and location unknown. Earthrace Conservation

    USS Bagaduce (ATA-194)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Bryan, William John, USN14 February 1945 - 23 February 1946USS ATA-194
    02LTjg. Adams, Marion Coyt, USN23 February 1946 - February 1947USS ATA-194
    03LT. Havens, Woodrow Wilson, USNFebruary 1947 - January 1948USS ATA-194
    04LT. Pratt, John Joseph, USNJanuary 1948 - ?USS ATA-194
    01LT. Pare Jr., Clarence J., USCGC20 April 1959 - ?USCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
    02LCDR. Reid, Charles F., USCGCno datesUSCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
    03LCDR. Ripley, Keith D., USCGC (USCGA 1957)no datesUSCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
    04LCDR. Boyer, Charles G., USCGCno datesUSCGC Modoc (WMEC-194)
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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
    US Coast Guard Tug Association
    Earthrace Conservation
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