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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down in 1946 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1946
  • Completed in 1953
  • Sold in 1953 to Hawaiian Tug & Barge Co., named Moi
  • Resold in 1978 to Cementos Guadelajara, Mexico and renamed CC9
  • 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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    ATA-229 81k ATA-229 incomplete at her builder's yard around the time of her cancellation in August, 1945. The hull number was added when the photo was developed. She was completed in 1953 as a merchant tug.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo, courtesy
    Mike Green

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