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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 21 December 1944, by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
  • Launched, 31 January 1945
  • Completed in October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • ATA-219 never saw service with the US Navy and was never transferred under Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union as originally intended
  • Commercial Service
    Sold in 1946 to Coast Transportation Co. Inc., New Orleans, LA., renamed Titan
    Sold in 1954 to Tampa Marine Corporation, Tampa.FL.
    Sold in 1956 to Blue Stack Towing Co., Tampa.FL.
    Sold in 1961 to Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co., Mobile, AL.
    Sold in 1967 to Titan Tug & Towing Corp., Miami, FL.
    Sold in 1968 to Tidewater Barge Lines Inc., Portland, OR.
    Sold in 1974 to Inter-Ocean Towing (Pte), Ltd., Panama (Robin Loh, Singapore) and renamed Wilvin
    Final Disposition, broken up in 1982 (reported in 1983 without particulars)

    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
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    ATA-119 110k ATA-219 at her builder's yard, Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX., 24 October 1945. The tug is fully fitted out but was neither transferred to the Soviets as Lend Lease as initially intended nor commissioned in the U.S. Navy.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-111745, courtesy
    Mike Green
    ATA-119 1400k Ex-ATA-219 in commercial service as the Inter-Ocean Towing (Pte), Ltd,, tug Wilvin at anchor, 28 October 1978, probably, in the harbor at Singapore. Hans van der Ster

    There is no DANFS history for ATA-219
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