ATR-7 off Boothbay, ME., date unknown
Submitted by Donald Taber
to the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
|ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down in 1943 at Frank L. Sample Shipyard,Boothbay, ME.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS ATR-7 10 Feb. 1944
Decommissioned 13 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Final Disposition, Sold to the Philippines
Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
Length 165' 6" Beam 33' 4"
Draft 15' 6" Speed 12 kts.
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount,
two single 20mm gun mounts
Propulsion triple-expansion reciprocating
steam engines, single screw, 1,600 hp
Sample BUILT ATR-7 THRU ATR-12 all disposed of in 1946.
See: WWII TUGS
|There is a story
about ATR-7's service life but I have promised the author that I will
not post it.
It is detailed, day by day, from its commissioning to the end of WWII.