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USS ATR-71
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Rescue Tug  Index 

ATR-1  Class
Rescue Tug

Laid down, date unknown, at Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA.

During World War II
USS ATR-71 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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


Port broadside view of USS ATR-71 underway, at speed, in Puget Sound,
probably during acceptance trials. Her paint is camouflage pattern number/measure 31/18D.

USS ATR-71 underway during a typhoon, date unknown.

USS ATR-71 salvage divers, Bratt, Perkoski, Sullivan, and Perkison, suited, date unknown.

USS ATR-71 drydocked at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, port side looking forward.

All photos by CMM Ray Sullivan USN, Salvage Diver USS ATR-71 (deceased)



Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146