The USS Moctobi delivered radio equipment on July 24, 1945, hundreds of miles North of Saipan.
At the Richmond Harbor, not far from USS Red Oak Victory, were two former fleet tugs (ATF's).
At a visit, on December 28, 2011, Mike took these photos.
fleet tugs would have made good museum ships in the Bay Area.
| USS Moctobi
( renamed MV
(renamed MV Tiger)
History Quapaw Tribe Museum
was an attempt by
former crew members to save the two ships, but they were abandoned by
August 1, 2012 USS Moctobi & USS Quapaw were in
Drydock Number 2 at Mare Island being scrapped
October 23, 2012 the ships were almost scrapped.
There may be ATFs still in service in foreign navies.