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HMRT Mindful (W-135)

ATR-48 was transferred Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom, named HMS Mindful (W-135)
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-126
  • Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-48
  • Laid Down, unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 7 February 1943
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 31 August 1943
  • ATR-48 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom, Commissioned HMRT Mindful (W-135) in 1943
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-126),15 May 1944
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1947 to Moran Towing & Transportation, New York, N.Y., named Gay Moran
    Sold in 1949 to Shipowners & Merchants Towboat, San Francisco, renamed Sea Lion
    Sold in 1955 to Gulf Canal Lines, Inc., Houston, TX., renamed Harry J. Mosser
    Sold in 1957 Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co., Mobile, AL., renamed Margaret Walsh
    Sold in 1966 to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA., renamed Margaret Foss
    Sold, 8 April 1968, to Cementos California, SA, Ensenada, Mexico, renamed C.C. 7, re-flagged Mexican
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 835 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 13 kts. (trial)
    5 Officers
    40 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's service generators
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw, 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 30Kw, 120V D. C.
    single propeller
    Fuel Capacity, 1300 Bbls Diesel oil

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    HMRT Mindful (W-135)
    121k HMRT Mindful (W-135), underway, date and location unknown.
    FLICKR - Ronnie Bell
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    ATA-126 48k Ex-ATR-48 under way while in merchant service as Foss Launch & Tug Co.'s tug Margaret Foss, date and location unknown. Hans van der Ster

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