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USS Bagaduce (ATO-21)
USS Bagaduce (AT-21) (1920 - 1944)
USS Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21) (1919 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Zulu - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down as Ammonoosuc (Fleet Tug #21), at Ferguson Steel and Iron Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Renamed Bagaduce, 24 February 1919
  • Launched, 5 April 1919
  • Commissioned USS Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21), 18 September 1919. Ltjg. Frank Mogridge in command
  • Redesignated Fleet Tug (AT-21), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 20 April 1932, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Recommissioned, 22 June 1938, at Philadelphia
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old, (ATO-21), 14 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 9 January 1947, for disposal, fate unknown
    Displacement 908 t.(fl) 1,143 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 35' 7"
    Speed 12.8 kts (trial)
    Draft 15' 6" (lim)
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,835 Bbls
    one Allis Chalmers vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

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    Bagaduce 51k USS Bagaduce (ATO-21) moored, circa 1945, location unknown. Submitted by J C Thornwall to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

    USS Bagaduce (Fleet Tug #21 / AT-21 / ATO-21)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Mogridge, Frank18 September 1919 - ?
     LT. Clark, John Albert1931 - 20 April 1932
     LT. Bean, Joshua Samuel, USN1 November 1943 - 30 November 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 8 November 2013