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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)
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
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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||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)
|01||LTjg. Mogridge, Frank||18 September 1919 - ?|
| ||LT. Clark, John Albert||1931 - 20 April 1932|
| ||LT. Bean, Joshua Samuel, USN||1 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
Last Updated 8 November 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|