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USS Sunnadin (ATO-28)
USS Sunnadin (AT-28) (1920 - 1944)
USS Sunnadin (Fleet Tug #28) (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Victor - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Algorma Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 3 December 1918, at Puget Sound Navy Yard as Katahdin
  • Renamed Sunnadin, 24 February 1919
  • Launched, 28 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Sunnadin (Fleet Tug No. 28), 19 November 1919
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-28), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old (ATO-28), 15 May 1944
  • During World War II USS Sunnadin was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941
  • Decommissioned, 4 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • USS Sunnadin earned one battle star during World War II
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission at Mare Island, CA., for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1164 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 35' 4"
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament one machine gun
    NSFO 1,780 Bbls
    one Puget Sound Navy Yard vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Scotch Single End boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800 shp

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    Sunnadin 30k USS Sunnadin (AT-28) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Bill Manzingo
    to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Sunnadin 36k USS Sunnadin (AT-28) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Jon Burdett
    Contributed by Don Raymond
    a Pearl Harbor Survivor aboard Sunnadin, 7 December 1941

    USS Sunnadin (AT-28 / ATO-28)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Chamberlin, Joseph, USNRF19 November 1919 - 28 March 1920
    02CHBOSN. Lennon, James William, USN28 March 1920 - 29 December 1923
    03CHBOSN.Jennings, Roy Judson, USN29 December 1923 - 2 September 1925
    04CHBOSN.Smith, Jay, USN2 September 1925 - 5 June 1927
    05BOSN.Wallace, James, USN5 June 1927 - 20 August 1929
    06CHBOSN.McFarlane, William Robinson, USN20 August 1929 - 11 October 1930
    07LCDR. Loftus, Stephan Andrew, USN11 October 1930 - 29 April 1932
    08LT.Brandon, Thomas Oliver, USN29 April 1932 - 30 April 1936
    09LCDR. Thackrey, Lyman Augustus, USN (USNA 1921) :RADM30 April 1936 - 4 June 1937
    10LT. Collis, John Leon, USN (USNA 1928)4 June 1937 - 27 December 1939
    11LCDR. Hopkins, Norman Barton, USN (USNA 1920)27 December 1939 - 15 May 1944
    12LT. Smith, James Alfred, USN15 May 1944 - 15 December 1945
    13LT. Howell Jr., James D., USNR15 December 1945 - 4 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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