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Rescue Ocean Tugs (ATR)


Photograph of a Rescue Ocean Tug

U.S.Navy. Via NavSource.org

Schematic diagram of rescue ocean tug

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 852 tons light
1360 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 165'6" by 33'4" by 15'6"
50.44m by 10.16m by 4.72m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Complement 32
Armament 1 3"/50 AA gun
2x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery 1-shaft triple-expansion reciprocating (1600 shp)
Bunkerage
240 tons


Rescue ocean tugs were wooden-hulled vessels designed to rescue merchant sailors along convoy lanes. About 140 were completed in 1943-1945. Of these, fourteen were given to the British as Lend-Lease and the majority of the rest served in the European theater. Most never received a name and were identified only by their hull number.

References

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-6-8)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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