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US Army LT-455 (1944 - 1950)

  • Laid down, circa 1943-1944, as US Army Type 377 steel-hulled Large Tug LT-455 by Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX.
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, circa December 1943 to April 1944
  • Commissioned US Army LT-455
  • Acquired by the Navy, 1 July 1950
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS T-ATA-240
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register and returned to US Army custody in 1971
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Length 143'
    Propulsion diesel-electric engines, single screw, 1,000hp.

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    ATA-240 103k USNS T-ATA-240 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Valashinas
    ATA-240 41k USNS T-ATA-240 underway, date and location unknown. Bill Valashinas
    ATA-240 601k USNS T-ATA-240 underway, date and location unknown. Jum Swank

    There is no DANFS history available for T-ATA-240 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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