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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 6 January 1945, by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX. (hull # 367)
  • Launched, 9 February 1945
  • Completed, 5 December 1945
  • Commissioned USS ATA-220 in December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for sale, 31 July 1946
  • Sold to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Chicago, IL and named Samuel J. Dark, Official Number 251163
  • 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
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    ATA-220 103k Ex-USS ATA-220 as the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. tug Samuel J. Dark moored pierside, 3 August 1974, at Orange, TX. Photos by Jim Swank
    ATA-220 86k

    There is no DANFS history for USS ATA-220 at NavSource
    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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