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USS Pinola (ATA-206)
USS ATA-206 (1945 - 1948)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Mike - Echo
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 Service Medal

USS Pinola (ATA-206) was transferred to South Korea and renamed ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-133
  • Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-206, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 26 October 1944 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 14 December 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-206, 10 February 1945, LT. Norman G. Neault, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-206 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS ATA-206 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 26 February 1946
  • Decommissioned, 4 October 1946, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Named Pinola (ATA-206), 16 June 1948
  • Recommissioned, 10 January 1949
  • Decommissioned, 6 April 1956
  • Transferred under the Military Assistance Program to South Korea, 2 February 1962, renamed ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
  • 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 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-206 / USS Pinola (ATA-206)
    Pinola 287k USS ATA-206 at anchor. probably at the time of her return to San Francisco from the Western Pacific circa mid-1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # NH 83828, courtesy
    Mike Green
    and Jim Millholland thanks to Al Cole
    ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3)
    Pinola 56k Ex-USS Pinola (ATA-206) in South Korean Naval service as ROKS Do Bong (ATA-3) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine,
    Capt Jerry Mason, USN

    USS Pinola (ATA-206)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Neault, Norman George, USNR10 February 1945 - December 1945
    02LT. Schutter, Cecil H., USNRDecember 1945 - February 1946
    03LTjg. Young, George Lawrence, USNFebruary 1946 - 4 October 1946
    04LT. Downey, Louis Aloysius, USN10 January 1949 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler/center>

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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