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U S NAVY 4th FLEET AT RECIFE - SHIP INDEX ATF ATR AV AVD AVP

2)ATR 7 RESCUE TUG



Photo. www.navsource.com  By Gary P. Priolo

Submitted by Donald Taber to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors


Specifications:


Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)


Length 165' 6".


Beam 33' 4".


Draft 15' 6".


Speed 12 kts.


Armament one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two single 20mm AA gun mounts.


Complement 32.


Propulsion triple-expansion reciprocating steam engines, single screw, 1,600 hp.


ATR-7 is mentioned in the authoritative Gal. Paulo Duarte's book "Dias de guerra no Atlantico Sul" ( Days of War in the South Atlantic) as one vessel assigned for duties under the Fourth Fleet.


 

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