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ATA-222 was transferred to the Soviet Union and redesignated MB-25
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 31 January1945, by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
  • Launched, 8 March 1945
  • Completed, 31 December 1945
  • Delivery canceled by the Navy in 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Sold to the USSR, MB-25
  • 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 4 t.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 40
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,300 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, 1,500shp

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    ATA-222 299k ATA-222 under way near Port Arthur, TX. probably during builders trials in December 1945. Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler & Welding, Port Arthur, TX. Jim Swank

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