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Pvt. Gabriel Chavez US Army LT-646 (1944 - 1950)

  • Laid down, circa 1943, as US Army type 228 steel-hulled Large Tug LT-646 by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, circa September 1943-March 1944
  • Commissioned US Army LT-646
  • Named Pvt. Gabriel Chavez US Army LT-646, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy with the creation of the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1950
  • Placed in service as USNS T-ATA-243
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in 1962
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972 by I.D.Logan, Bellevue, WA.
    Propulsion diesel-electric engines, single screw, 1,000hp.

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    ATA-243 100k USNS T-ATA-243 tows the stricken SS Atlantic Star safely into port at Kodiak, AK.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for T-ATA-243 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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