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HMRT Vagrant (W-136)

ATR-49 was transferred Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom, named HMS Vagrant (W-136)

Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Planned as ATA-127
  • Redesignated ATR-49, date unknown
  • Laid Down, date unknown, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy, as ATR-49, 2 October 1943
  • Transferred under the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
  • Commissioned HMS Vagrant (W-136) in 1943
  • Returned to US Naval Custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1947 to Moran Towing, renamed Marion Moran
    Resold in 1964 to John Mecom, Houston, renamed Mary Elizabeth
    Resold in 1971 to Asia Maritime, Singapore, renamed Ann Lee re-flagged Singapore
    Resold in 1972 to Robin Loh , Singapore, renamed Wilbie
    Resold in 1982 to Inter-Ocean Towing (Pte) Ltd., Panama, renamed Colombia I re-flagged Panama
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1983
    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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    ATR-49 33k Ex-ATR-49 under way while in service as Moran Towing & Launch Co., salvage tug Marion Moran, date and location unknown. Dave Shirlaw
    ATR-49 32k Ex-ATR-49 at anchor while in commercial service as Inter-Ocean Towing Ltd.'s, salvage tug Wilbie, date and location unknown. Hans van der Ster

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