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USS Algorma (ATA-212)
USS ATA-212 (1945 - 1948)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and authorized as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-139
  • Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-212, 15 May 1944
  • Laid down, 3 February 1945 at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 20 March 1945
  • Commissioned, USS ATA-212, 21 March 1945, LTjg. Broadus, S. Compere USN in command
  • During World War II USS ATA-212 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at Astoria, OR.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
  • Named Algorma (ATA-212), 16 July 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration
  • Towed to her berth in the National Defense Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. in 1971
  • Merchant Service
    Acquired for merchant service by Erato Shipping & Trading Corp. (John S.Latsis, Piraeus) S.A., Panama, 13 April 1976, renamed Deka Ennea
    Owner name change to Maritime & Commercial Co. Argonaftis S.A., Panama, 1977
    Owner name change to Transpacific Shipping & Trading S.A., Honduras, 1988, renamed Farreda S.
  • 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 Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    ATR-212 217k ATA-212 under way on builder's trials near Port Arthur, Texas, circa May 1945.
    Photos from Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
    Jim Swank

    USS Algorma (ATA-212)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Compere, Broadus Sheppard, USN 21 March 1945 - ?
    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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