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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE - 162 SHIPS

32)ATR 43 RESCUE TUG



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Specifications: Displacement 835 t.(fl)


Length 134' 6".Beam 33' 10" (extreme)


Draft 13' 2"


(limiting)Speed 13 kts. (trial speed)


Complement 5 Officers , 40 Enlisted.


Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount.


Propulsion one General Motors diesel-electric model 12-278A, one Main Reduction Gear, Fairbanks Morse, one Ship's service generator diesel, 60 KW, 120V D.C. single propeller.


Fuel: 1300 bbls.


Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-121.Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-43 Laid Down, 7 September 1942 at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX. Launched, 19 October 1942.Commissioned, USS ATR-43, 29 May 1943 Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-121, 15 May 1944 Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Astoria, OR. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group at Astoria Named Sotoyomo (ATA-121), 16 July 1948


Recommissioned , 6 June 1951 Decommissioned, 1 July 1955, at Astoria, OR.


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