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USS Undaunted (ATO-58)
USS Undaunted (AT-58) (1940 - 1944)
USS Undaunted (YT-125) (1939 - 1943)
Undaunted (YT-125) (1936 - 1939)
USS Undaunted (AT-58) (1920 - 1936)
USS Undaunted (ID# 1950) (1918 - 1920)

WWII International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Easy - Roger - Dog

1919 International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Nan - Xray

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal (with Minesweeper clasp)
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal (with with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Undaunted Class Fleet Tug:
  • Built in 1917 as the tug Undaunted at Union iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 14 November 1917
  • Commissioned, USS Undaunted (ID# 1950), 5 February 1918, LT. George E. Tarbell USN in command
  • Reclassified AT-58, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-125, 27 February 1936
  • Recommissioned USS Undaunted (YT-125), 1 May 1939
  • Decommissioned and placed in service, 30 June 1939
  • Recommissioned USS Undaunted (AT-58), 16 July 1940
  • Reclassified Fleet Tug Old, ATO-58, 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 September 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 19 March 1947, and sold the same day to Marine Salvage & Sales Corp., Newport News, VA., for $2,900
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1952
    Displacement 833 t.(lim)
    Length 143'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 37
    Armament unknown
    one Union Iron Works vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Union Iron Works header-type boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two 25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Merchant Service
    Undaunted 69k Undaunted underway soon after completion in 1917, probably in San Francisco Bay. Her smokestack wears the marking of her owner, the Rolph Navigation & Coal Company, of San Francisco. Undaunted was requisitioned by the Navy on 30 January 1918 and placed in commission on 5 February 1918 as USS Undaunted (ID # 1950).
    US Navy photo # NH 102341. The original print is National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    USS Undaunted (AT-58)
    Great Northern 1840k Tugs USS Undaunted (AT-58) and USS Navigator (YT-39) (inboard with her twin stacks) are moored aft of USAT Great Northern at Mare Island Navy Yard in June 1920. The two caged masts in the background belongs to either USS Georgia (BB-15) or USS Vermont (BB-20) which were in the yard's dry dock number 2.
    Photo # AG 9 USAT 86789 -6-1920.
    Darryl Baker
    Undaunted 62k USS Undaunted (AT-58), (rear) and Unadilla (YT-4), (forward) on the starboard side along with two unidentified tugs on her port side move the newly completed USS California (BB-44) out of the US Navy Yard at Mare Island, Vallejo, to the US Navy Yard at Hunters Point, San Francisco, in 1921 prior to California's commissioning. She was moved to Hunters Point for the installation of her screws and to have her bottom painted.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    YSD-4 1206k USS Undaunted (AT-58) and the Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-04 moored at Mare Island Navy Yard, 5 July 1922.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    Undaunted 55k USS Undaunted (AT-58) in San Francisco Bay, probably off Yerba Buena Island during the 1920s or 1930s. The receiving ship Boston is partially visible at right.
    US Navy photo # NH 43686, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command .
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Undaunted 61k USS Undaunted (AT-58) alongside USS Newport News (AK-3). Probably in San Francisco Bay, circa the early 1920s. Photograph was received from the Office of Naval Intelligence, 1936.
    US Navy photo # NH 45128, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command .
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Undaunted 121k USS Undaunted (AT-58) alongside another ship, during the 1930s.
    US Navy photo # NH 65022 donated by Franklin Moran, (1967) to the US Naval History and Heritage Command .
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    USS Undaunted (ATO-58)
    RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98008
    128k USS Undaunted (ATO-58) underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, 1 December 1944. She had moved from San Francisco to Norfolk circa 1939 and operated in the vicinity of Norfolk, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., during the war.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98008,
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98009 and
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98007 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98009
    RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-98007

    USS Undaunted (YT-125 / AT-58 / ATO-58)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Tarbell, George Elliott, USN5 February 1918 - 28 July 1919
    02LT. Coggins, Clyde Alton28 July 1919 - 19 December 1921
    03LT. McGovern, John Benedict, USN :RADM19 December 1921 - 1 December 1922
    04LTjg. Weld, Donald McKenzie, USN1 December 1922 - 26 August 1926
    05LT. Miller, Grover Anderson, USN26 August 1926 - 11 September 1928
    06CHBOSN. Legg, James Claude, USN11 September 1928 - 15 April 1929
    07LT. Howell, Paul Ewing, USN (USNA 1921-B)15 April 1929 - 20 November 1930
    08CHBOSN. Hedges, Walter Webster, USN20 November 1930 - 23 April 1931
    09LTjg. Rutt, Burnice Lincoln, USN (USNA 1924)23 April 1931 - 15 June 1933
    10LTjg. Truxall, Charles Wible, USN (USNA 1925)15 June 1933 - 29 September 1934
    11LTjg. Coffey, Robert William, USN29 September 1934 - 15 June 1935
    12LTjg. Wickman, Clifford Lorraine, USN (USNA 1927)15 June 1935 - 22 June 1935
    13LTjg. Stringer, Guy Warren, USN (USNA 1928)22 June 1935 - 27 February 1936
     Decommissioned 27 February 1936 - 1 May 1939
    14LT. Hickey, William Leo, USN1 May 1939 - 10 May 1941
    15LT. Makosky, William Eugene, USN (USNA 1921)10 May 1941 - 21 September 1942
    16LT. Brasher, Troy, USN21 September 1942 - 10 April 1944
    17LTjg. Womack, Chester Norman, USNR10 April 1944 - 1 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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