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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 21 May 1945, as Gulfport Hull No. 267, by Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 2 July 1945
  • Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1945
  • Completed, 8 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 June 1946
  • Sold in 1946 to N.V. Bureau Wijsmuller, IJmuiden, named Noord-Holland
  • Resold in 1961 to Perusahaan Negara Tundebara, Jakarta, renamed Selat Berhala
  • Resold in 1969 to P.N.Pelajaran Bahtera Adhiguna, Jakarta, name retained
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974 in Singapore
    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 60Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    ATA-237 215k Port profile view of ATA-238 under way, probably during builders trials, off Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX. in February 1946. Note no armament or radar installed.
    Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
    Jim Swank

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