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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 8 May 1945, as Gulfport Hull No. 266, by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 23 June 1945
  • Completed, 27 December 1945
  • Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 22 April 1947
  • Sold in 1947 to Compania Argentina de Navegacion Dodero S.A., Buenos Aires, named Vengador
  • Resold in 1957 to Flota Argentina de Navegacion de Ultramar S.A., Buenos Aires, name retained
  • Resold, date unknown, to Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos S.A., Buenos Aires, name retained
  • 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-237 217k Port profile view of ATA-237 underway, probably during builders trials, off Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX. in December 1945. Note no armament and no radar installed.
    Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
    Jim Swank

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