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USS Keosanqua (ATA-198)
USS ATA-198 (1945 - 1948)

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

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

USS Keosanqua (ATA-198) was transferred to South Korea and renamed ROKS Yong Mun (ATA-2)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-125
  • Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-198, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 14 December 1944, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 17 January 1945
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-198, 19 March 1945, LT. J. L. Bean in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-198 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Named USS Keosanqua (ATA-198), 16 July 1948
  • During the Korean War USS Keosanqua participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    4 to 8 November 1951
    Second Korean Winter
    11 to 13 and 18 to 25 January 1952
    29 February to 6 March 1952
    9 to 21 March 1952
    24 April 1953

  • Decommissioned, 25 May 1956, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1961
  • USS Keosanqua earned two battle stars for Korean War service
  • Transferred to the Republic of Korea, under terms of the Security Assistance Program, 1 February 1962, renamed ROKS Yong Mun (ATA-2)
  • Final Disposition, discarded by South Korea, date 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 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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    ROKS Yong Mun (ATA-2)
    Keosanqua 75k Ex-USS Keosanqua (ATA-198) moored pierside while in the service of the Republic of China as ROKS Yong Mun (ATA-2) Robert Hurst

    Keosanqua (ATA-198)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bean, J. L.19 March 1945 - ?
     LT. File, A. R.1953 - ?
    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
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