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A.T.S. Tug No.5

  • Built in 1914, as steel hulled tug American by Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI. for American Construction Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Acquired by the US Quartermaster Corps in 1919, assigned to the Army Transportation Corps and designated A.T.S. Tug No. 5
  • Returned to commercial service in 1921, sold to Producers' Materials Company, renamed American
  • Resold in 1922 to United States Building Material Co., named Fred W. Upham
  • Resold in 1926 to Consumers Company 1926-00-00
  • Resold in 1937 Eddie Erlbacher
  • Resold in 1942 to W.D. Haden Company, renamed Lila Haden
  • Resold in 1957 to Florida Towing Corporation
  • Resold in 1963 to Wayland T. Coppedge and Son Corp., renamed N.R. Coppedge
  • Resold in 1976 to Henndricks Point Co.
  • Final Disposition, removed from documentation in April, 1977, scrapped
    Displacement 88 t. (gross)
    Length 72'3"
    Beam 20'1"
    Depth of Hull unknown
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    converted to oil in 1943 (77.33 x 20 x 9.25; 104 gt - 50 nt).
    single propeller

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    A.T.S. No. 5
    ATS No.5
    134k Panoramic photograph of USS Zeppelin (ID 4042) arriving at New York, July 1919. She is being assisted by tugs, among them US Army Tug A.T.S No. 5 (in the foreground). US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # 44091
    Merchant Service
    ATS No.5
    53k Tug American on the Great Lakes, date and location unknown. Bowling Green State University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

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