USS ATR-1 circa September 1943
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Class:        ATR-1 (ATR-1)
Design        Navy ATR-1
Displacement (tons):        852 light, 1,315 max.
Dimensions (feet):        165.4' oa, 155.0' wl x 33.3' e x 15.8' max
Original Armament:        1-3"/50 2-20mm
Later armaments:        --
Complement        51 (1944)
Speed (kts.):        12.2
Propulsion (HP):        1,600
Machinery:        1 screw, vertical triple expansion

Construction:
ATR Name Ord. Builder Keel Launch Commiss.
1 ATR-1 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 14 Oct 42 15 Aug 43 24 Sep 43
2 ATR-2 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 15 Oct 42 1 Nov 43 22 Nov 43
3 ATR-3 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 26 Dec 42 2 Nov 43 27 Dec 43
4 ATR-4 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 29 Jan 43 9 Dec 43 27 Jan 44
5 ATR-5 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 20 Mar 43 29 Dec 43 28 Feb 44
6 ATR-6 3 Jun 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 13 Feb 43 5 Feb 44 25 Mar 44
7 ATR-7 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 27 Jul 42 16 Aug 43 10 Feb 44
8 ATR-8 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 7 Sep 42 25 Jan 44 25 May 44
9 ATR-9 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 18 Aug 43 20 May 44 3 Aug 44
10 ATR-10 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 3 Sep 43 20 Jul 44 4 Oct 44
11 ATR-11 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 18 Feb 44 3 Oct 44 13 Dec 44
12 ATR-12 12 Jun 42 Frank L. Sample 22 May 44 16 Dec 44 24 Feb 45
13 ATR-13 22 Jun 42 Delaware Bay SB 7 Sep 42 15 Aug 43 23 Dec 43
14 ATR-14 22 Jun 42 Delaware Bay SB 7 Oct 42 13 Nov 43 29 Apr 44
15 ATR-15 19 Jun 42 Jakobson SY 12 Sep 42 1 Aug 43 9 Feb 44
16 ATR-16 19 Jun 42 Jakobson SY 14 Aug 43 22 Feb 44 1 Jul 44
17 ATR-17 (HMRT DIRECTOR) 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 29 Jul 42 13 Jul 43 --
18 ATR-18 (HMRT EMULOUS) 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 1 Aug 42 1 Sep 43 --
19 ATR-19 (HMRT FREEDOM) 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 26 Aug 42 1 Oct 43 --
20 ATR-20 (HMRT JUSTICE) 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 20 Jan 43 18 Oct 43 --
21 ATR-21 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 20 Apr 43 28 Dec 43 25 May 44
22 ATR-22 19 Jun 42 Camden SB 27 Apr 43 30 Jan 44 10 Jul 44
23 ATR-23 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 29 Oct 42 15 Aug 43 3 Dec 43
24 ATR-24 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 19 Jan 43 12 Sep 43 9 Feb 44
25 ATR-25 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 3 Mar 43 26 Jan 44 11 Apr 44
26 ATR-26 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 16 Aug 43 23 Apr 44 9 Jun 44
27 ATR-27 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 13 Sep 43 18 Jun 44 1 Aug 44
28 ATR-28 22 Jul 42 Fulton SY 27 Jan 44 6 Aug 44 25 Sep 44
29 ATR-29 Jul 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 20 Mar 43 26 Feb 44 20 Apr 44
30 ATR-30 Jul 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 7 Jun 43 16 Mar 44 11 May 44
31 ATR-31 27 Jun 42 Northwestern, Bellingham 7 Sep 42 20 Jun 43 30 Oct 43
32 ATR-32 27 Jun 42 Northwestern, Bellingham 7 Sep 42 18 Jul 43 19 Jan 44
33 ATR-33 27 Jun 42 Northwestern, Bellingham 7 Sep 42 19 Aug 43 28 Mar 44
34 ATR-34 27 Jun 42 Northwestern, Bellingham 4 Oct 42 14 Sep 43 31 May 44
35 ATR-35 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 16 Sep 42 21 Jul 43 5 May 44
36 ATR-36 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 25 Sep 42 15 Oct 43 27 Jul 44
37 ATR-37 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 30 Sep 42 26 Jan 44 20 Sep 44
38 ATR-38 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 28 Jul 43 22 May 44 15 Nov 44
39 ATR-39 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 17 Nov 43 1 Aug 44 10 Jan 45
40 ATR-40 6 Jul 42 Lynch SB 26 Jan 44 2 Sep 44 30 Apr 45
50 ATR-50 17 Nov 42 Colberg Boat 6 May 43 4 Dec 43 5 May 44
51 ATR-51 17 Nov 42 Colberg Boat 19 Jun 43 19 Feb 44 22 Jun 44
52 ATR-52 17 Nov 42 Colberg Boat 30 Mar 43 5 May 44 31 Jul 44
53 ATR-53 17 Nov 42 Colberg Boat 7 Dec 43 1 Jul 44 11 Sep 44
54 ATR-54 27 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter SB 8 Mar 43 21 Aug 43 13 Nov 43
55 ATR-55 27 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter SB 27 Mar 43 18 Dec 43 26 Apr 44
56 ATR-56 27 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter SB 27 Aug 43 1 Apr 44 28 Jun 44
57 ATR-57 27 Nov 42 Dachel-Carter SB 30 Sep 43 27 May 44 17 Aug 44
58 ATR-58 27 Nov 42 Delaware Bay SB 18 Aug 43 23 Apr 44 11 Aug 44
59 ATR-59 27 Nov 42 Delaware Bay SB 22 Nov 43 4 Sep 44 7 Dec 44
60 ATR-60 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 3 Jun 43 15 Apr 44 31 May 44
61 ATR-61 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 22 May 43 10 May 44 24 Jun 44
62 ATR-62 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 14 May 43 30 May 44 14 Jul 44
63 ATR-63 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 6 Nov 43 11 Jul 44 16 Aug 44
64 ATR-64 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 12 Nov 43 2 Aug 44 25 Sep 44
65 ATR-65 25 Nov 42 Wheeler SB, Whitestone 5 Nov 43 8 Sep 44 24 Oct 44
66 ATR-66 27 Nov 42 Jakobson SY 2 Mar 44 4 Sep 44 23 Jan 45
67 ATR-67 27 Nov 42 Jakobson SY 8 Sep 44 25 Apr 45 14 Aug 45
68 ATR-68 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 5 Mar 43 26 Sep 43 15 May 44
69 ATR-69 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 24 May 43 15 Oct 43 8 Jul 44
70 ATR-70 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 3 Jul 43 20 Nov 43 28 Aug 44
71 ATR-71 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 28 Sep 43 19 Feb 44 12 Oct 44
72 ATR-72 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 23 Oct 43 10 Apr 44 25 Nov 44
73 ATR-73 27 Nov 42 Bellingham Marine 11 Dec 43 25 May 44 1 Jan 45
74 ATR-74 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 30 Jan 43 24 Mar 44 14 Aug 44
75 ATR-75 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 30 Jan 43 24 Apr 44 11 Sep 44
76 ATR-76 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 1 May 43 15 Jun 44 10 Oct 44
77 ATR-77 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 15 May 43 1 Aug 44 3 Nov 44
78 ATR-78 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 8 Jul 43 30 Oct 44 6 Jan 45
79 ATR-79 27 Nov 42 Camden SB 10 Jul 43 8 Sep 44 9 Dec 44
80 ATR-80 28 Nov 42 Kruse & Banks 1 Mar 43 10 Nov 43 21 Feb 44
81 ATR-81 28 Nov 42 Kruse & Banks 22 Mar 43 24 Feb 44 29 Apr 44
82 ATR-82 15 Jan 43 Island Dock 20 Feb 43 11 Nov 43 27 Jun 44
83 ATR-83 15 Jan 43 Island Dock 26 Feb 43 10 Dec 43 17 Aug 44
84 ATR-84 15 Jan 43 Island Dock 17 Dec 43 2 Jun 44 16 Nov 44
85 ATR-85 15 Jan 43 Island Dock 18 Dec 43 21 Jul 44 5 Feb 45
86 ATR-86 27 Feb 43 Kruse & Banks 15 Nov 43 12 Jul 44 22 Aug 44
87 ATR-87 27 Feb 43 Kruse & Banks 26 Feb 44 20 Sep 44 31 Oct 44
88 ATR-88 3 May 43 Burger Boat 10 Jul 43 4 Mar 44 8 Aug 44
89 ATR-89 3 May 43 Burger Boat 28 Aug 43 27 May 44 12 Oct 44

Disposition:
ATR Name Decomm. Strike Disposal Fate MA Sale
1 ATR-1 22 Oct 45 1 Nov 45 3 Jun 47 MC/D 15 Apr 47
2 ATR-2 4 Oct 45 24 Oct 45 5 May 47 Trf. --
3 ATR-3 14 Aug 46 10 Jun 47 21 Jul 47 FLC --
4 ATR-4 14 Jun 46 3 Jul 46 31 Oct 47 MC/D 31 Oct 47
5 ATR-5 26 Jul 46 28 Aug 46 8 Apr 47 MC/D 8 Apr 47
6 ATR-6 6 Sep 46 8 Oct 46 18 Feb 47 MC/D 18 Feb 47
7 ATR-7 13 May 46 5 Jun 46 5 Aug 47 MC/D 5 Aug 47
8 ATR-8 28 Feb 47 14 Mar 47 12 Aug 47 MC/D 11 Aug 47
9 ATR-9 5 Nov 46 28 Jan 47 1 Jan 47 Sold --
10 ATR-10 19 Jul 46 14 Mar 47 4 Aug 48 MC/D 4 Aug 48
11 ATR-11 27 Mar 46 17 Apr 46 5 Oct 46 MC/D 2 Oct 46
12 ATR-12 5 Apr 46 8 May 46 17 Oct 46 MC/D 17 Oct 46
13 ATR-13 27 Jun 46 31 Jul 46 26 Aug 47 MC/D 26 Aug 47
14 ATR-14 26 Aug 46 8 Oct 46 12 May 47 MC/D 12 May 47
15 ATR-15 28 May 45 22 Jun 45 22 Apr 47 Dest. --
16 ATR-16 8 Aug 46 8 Oct 46 23 Mar 48 MC/D 16 Mar 48
17 ATR-17 (HMRT DIRECTOR) -- 3 Jul 46 20 Dec 43 Trf. 17 May 48
18 ATR-18 (HMRT EMULOUS) -- 3 Jul 46 2 Feb 44 Trf. 17 May 48
19 ATR-19 (HMRT FREEDOM) -- 3 Jul 46 20 Mar 44 Trf. 17 May 48
20 ATR-20 (HMRT JUSTICE) -- 3 Jul 46 24 Apr 44 Trf. 3 Oct 47
21 ATR-21 13 Jun 46 15 Aug 46 4 Aug 47 MC/D 4 Aug 47
22 ATR-22 17 Jun 46 23 Dec 47 13 Mar 48 MC/D 17 Feb 48
23 ATR-23 30 Oct 46 5 Mar 47 16 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
24 ATR-24 26 Mar 47 23 Apr 47 26 Nov 47 MC/D 24 Nov 47
25 ATR-25 8 May 46 19 Jun 46 22 Jul 47 FLC --
26 ATR-26 27 Mar 46 19 Jun 46 17 Oct 46 MC/D 17 Oct 46
27 ATR-27 9 May 46 22 Jan 48 21 Jul 48 MC/D 17 May 48
28 ATR-28 6 Dec 46 23 Dec 47 20 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
29 ATR-29 -- 3 Jan 46 10 Nov 45 Lost --
30 ATR-30 10 May 46 5 Jun 46 19 May 47 MC/D 17 Apr 47
31 ATR-31 21 Jun 46 17 Jul 47 22 Jul 47 FLC --
32 ATR-32 8 Aug 46 25 Sep 46 2 Oct 47 MC/D 2 Oct 47
33 ATR-33 24 Jul 46 29 Oct 46 30 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
34 ATR-34 3 May 46 8 Oct 46 2 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
35 ATR-35 30 Apr 46 8 Oct 46 4 Aug 48 MC/D 4 Aug 48
36 ATR-36 10 Apr 46 8 May 46 22 Nov 46 MC/D 22 Nov 46
37 ATR-37 6 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 10 Apr 47 MC/D 7 Apr 47
38 ATR-38 19 Mar 46 17 Apr 46 22 Nov 46 MC/D 22 Nov 46
39 ATR-39 25 Jun 46 28 Jan 47 1 Apr 48 MC/D 16 Mar 48
40 ATR-40 18 Jan 47 7 Feb 47 2 Aug 48 MC/D 2 Aug 48
50 ATR-50 21 Jun 46 3 Jul 46 23 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
51 ATR-51 27 Jun 46 29 Oct 46 13 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
52 ATR-52 26 Mar 46 1 May 46 22 Nov 46 MC/D 22 Nov 46
53 ATR-53 7 May 46 8 Oct 46 20 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
54 ATR-54 8 Apr 46 10 Jun 47 2 Jul 47 FLC --
55 ATR-55 4 Mar 47 4 Apr 47 22 Sep 47 MC/D 22 Sep 47
56 ATR-56 10 May 46 8 Oct 46 11 Aug 48 MC/D 11 Aug 48
57 ATR-57 31 Jan 47 14 Mar 47 5 Jun 47 MC/D (yes)
58 ATR-58 25 Apr 46 8 May 46 7 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
59 ATR-59 27 Mar 46 17 Apr 46 14 Dec 46 MC/D 22 Nov 46
60 ATR-60 10 May 46 3 Jul 46 16 Dec 46 MC/D 16 Dec 46
61 ATR-61 1 Jul 46 31 Jul 46 23 Dec 47 MC/D 23 Feb 47
62 ATR-62 1 Jul 46 31 Jul 46 25 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
63 ATR-63 27 Mar 46 17 Apr 46 20 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
64 ATR-64 7 Mar 47 4 Apr 47 12 Mar 47 MC/D 12 Mar 47
65 ATR-65 24 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 17 Oct 47 MC/D 17 Oct 47
66 ATR-66 12 May 47 23 Jun 47 11 Nov 47 MC/D 28 Oct 47
67 ATR-67 17 Jul 46 15 Aug 46 12 Aug 47 MC/D 29 Jul 47
68 ATR-68 18 Feb 46 20 Mar 46 1 Dec 47 MC/D 1 Dec 47
69 ATR-69 29 May 46 3 Jul 46 2 Apr 47 MC/D 19 Mar 47
70 ATR-70 14 May 46 8 Oct 46 19 Nov 47 MC/D 19 Nov 47
71 ATR-71 5 Nov 46 5 Mar 47 19 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
72 ATR-72 2 May 46 5 Jun 46 13 May 48 MC/D 9 Mar 48
73 ATR-73 2 Jul 46 19 Jul 46 5 Aug 47 MC/D 29 Jul 47
74 ATR-74 12 Sep 46 8 Oct 46 19 Mar 47 MC/D 19 Mar 47
75 ATR-75 23 Jan 46 7 Feb 46 2 Feb 46 Dest. --
76 ATR-76 26 Mar 46 1 May 46 22 Nov 46 MC/D 22 Nov 46
77 ATR-77 10 Jul 46 8 Oct 46 9 Oct 47 MC/D 9 Oct 47
78 ATR-78 1 Jul 46 31 Jul 46 30 Mar 48 MC/D 5 Mar 48
79 ATR-79 20 May 46 8 Oct 46 23 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
80 ATR-80 20 Jun 46 19 Jul 46 28 Jun 48 MC/D 18 May 48
81 ATR-81 30 Sep 46 4 Apr 47 9 Apr 47 MC/D --
82 ATR-82 11 Sep 46 8 Oct 46 3 Apr 47 MC/D 2 Apr 47
83 ATR-83 10 May 46 19 Jul 46 22 Oct 47 MC/D 17 Oct 47
84 ATR-84 23 Apr 47 22 May 47 7 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
85 ATR-85 17 Jun 46 5 Mar 47 26 May 47 MC/D 26 May 47
86 ATR-86 7 Jun 46 8 Oct 46 13 May 47 MC/D 13 May 47
87 ATR-87 20 Dec 46 7 Feb 47 2 Jul 48 MC/D 18 May 48
88 ATR-88 19 Mar 46 12 Apr 46 20 Apr 48 MC/D 27 Feb 48
89 ATR-89 21 May 46 8 Oct 46 25 Apr 47 MC/D 25 Apr 47

Class Notes:
FY 1942 (ATR 1-40), 1943 (others). On 12 Sep 41 the chief of the Bureau of Ships sent a long letter to the Chief of Naval Operations on the "need of rescue tugs to tow in disabled vessels." He stated that it was imperative in time of war to salvage, as far as possible, every ship which had been placed in peril of sinking by reason of damage incurred through enemy action or resulting from marine casualties. This could be done only if it was possible to take damaged vessels in tow as soon as possible after the damage had been inflicted, meaning that suitable rescue vessels had to be stationed at those points along the coast where casualties to shipping could be anticipated. He noted that, for use in rescue tug services, ships needed good seaworthiness, sufficient power (1,500 HP or more) to tow large vessels at sea, proper towing arrangements (a towing engine or equivalent system), a long radius of action, firefighting equipment, and a basic supply of salvage materials and pumps, though far less extensive than that found on the dedicated salvage vessels then being operated by BuShips. Implicitly acknowledging that these recommendations were based heavily on British experience, he noted that the British then had more than 30 tugs engaged in their rescue tug service and that the number available had never been sufficient to meet all of the needs for rescue tug assistance. The British were then building more rescue tugs, and 14 (BAT 1-14) were being built in the United States under the Lend Lease act. The British had never had suitable tugs available in sufficient number to assign any to convoys, and the overall shortage of tugs meant that many intended for rescue use were diverted to other services. Although CNO on 8 Oct 41 rejected the main recommendation in this letter, that the Navy establish a Rescue Tug Service similar to the one in the U.K., the arguments in the letter were probably those that motivated the subsequent procurement of large numbers of rescue tugs for the Navy's operating forces. On 19 Jan 42 CNO directed the construction of ATR 1-40 as part of the U.S. Navy's Maximum War Effort (1799 Vessel) Program, and on 5 Aug 42 VCNO directed the construction of ATR 50-89 using tonnage still available in this program.

Presumably to minimize the impact of the rescue tug program on other Navy ship procurement, the Navy decided to have the vessels built of wood and equipped with relatively simple triple expansion steam machinery. The hulls could then be built by small shipbuilders not involved in the main Navy shipbuilding effort while the engines could similarly be built by small local machine shops. One source indicates that the design for the tugs was prepared by the firm of John G. Alden, primarily known for its private yachts but also an occasional producer of wooden hulled tugs, including the LUNA of 1930 which was being restored in 2011. The design seems to have been rugged, as indicated by the merciless pounding that ATR-15 barely survived off Normandy in June 1944. A comparison of the building times for the wooden ATRs and the 143-foot steel type then being built primarily for the British (the BAT-1, ATR-41, and AT-174 classes), however, is highly unfavorable to the wooden ship program. The 80 wood ATR's took an average of 9.4 months between keel laying and launch and 13.6 months between keel laying and commissioning while the first 79 steel 143' equivalents (omitting ATA 219-238) took an average of 1.9 months from keel laying and launch and 5.2 months from keel laying to commissioning. Part of the difference was due to the unusually fast build times for the steel ships, which suggest that General Motors and its subcontractors had put together a very efficient production process, but most of the difference is due to the basic inefficiencies that the Navy experienced in many of its wooden shipbuilding programs, in which small firms with few resources built only a few ships each and never got far down the learning curve or benefitted from efficiencies of scale. The ATR-1 program included seven ships that were ordered in 1942 and not completed until 1945, including one that was commissioned only one day before Japan's surrender.

On 16 Apr 43 the Under Secretary of the Navy directed the construction of the next batch of ATRs for the U.S. Navy, ATR 101-140. The U.S. had initially intended to fill its own needs for rescue tugs with the wooden ATR-1 type, and the new ships were to have been of this type. In early 1943, however, the Americans began to feel that the steel ATR's were more suitable for the Pacific, partly because the wooden tugs might deteriorate rapidly there from attacks by tropical shipworms. On 13 May 43 BuShips formally recommended that ATR 101-140, be changed from wood to steel construction, and CNO approved this recommendation on 3 Jun 43. These were built to the 143-foot BAT/ATR design and are listed here as the ATA-174 class.

Ship Notes:
ATR Name Notes
1 ATR-1 Sold (awarded) by MC to Argonaut Marine Co., Fond du Lac, Wisc.
2 ATR-2 Struck wreck at Le Havre, flooded and beached 27 Jun 45, refloated and docked 30 Jun 45. CNO on 20 Sep 45 directed ComNavEur to remove equipment and scrap hull. CNO on 5 Jun 46 agreed to request from ComUSNavForGermany to use her as a fire boat and tug with local personnel, not to be commissioned. Towed to USNAB Weser River, Bremerhaven, and placed in operation ca. Aug 46. Transferred 5 May 47 to Army Office of Military Government, Bremerhaven, Transportation Division.
3 ATR-3 Sold by FLC 1947 to Cuba as 20 DE MAYO (delivered at New Orleans). Stricken 1960.
4 ATR-4 Sold (delivered) by MC to United Towing & Salvage Co., Ltd., c/o Lunham & Moore International Corp., New York. Merc. LOUISE SIMARD (Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Canada) 1947. After 1968 was restaurant LE BATEAU IVRE in Ile-aux-Grues, Quebec.
5 ATR-5 Sold (delivered) by MC to Bowring Bros., Ltd., St. Johns, Newfoundland. Removed from Navy custody 24 Jul 47. Merc. ALGERINE (Canada, converted to sealer) 1947, ARCTIC BAY 1968, BATALLA DE MAL TIEMPO 1973, deleted 1994 (scrapped 1987?).
6 ATR-6 Sold (delivered) by MC to Lloyd W. Lambert, Baltimore, Md. Merc. EDWARD R. GRIMM (Philippines) 1947, later WALLACE R. GRAY, TAKAPUNA.
7 ATR-7 Sold (delivered) to Efthinios K. Athanasiou, c/o American Chandlers Inc., New York (instead of ATR-83). Merc. GLORIA 1948, ARDIMENTOSO 1954, possibly scrapped 1981.
8 ATR-8 Sold (delivered) by MC to Palestine Purchasing Service, Inc., New York. Removed from Navy custody 12 Aug 47.
9 ATR-9 Sold by Navy Surplus Property Office, Honolulu, probably for use by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in China.
10 ATR-10 Sold (delivered) by MC to Gardiner Mfg. Co., Oakland, Cal.
11 ATR-11 Sold (delivered) by MC to Pacific Vegetable Oil Corp., Washington, D.C.
12 ATR-12 Sold (delivered) by MC to Pacific Vegetable Oil Corp., Washington, D.C. Merc. DAISHO MARU 1952, scrapped 1962.
13 ATR-13 Decomm. and in service with minimal crew 26 Feb 46 while assigned to Com-13 for temporary duty in connection with laid up ships, out of service 27 Jun 46. Sold (delivered) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to Smallship Sales & Service Co., Seattle, Wash. Merc. SALVAGE KING 1947, scrapped 1964.
14 ATR-14 Sold (delivered) by MC to James J. Schwebel, New York.
15 ATR-15 Driven over a reef, damaged and nearly sunk in a gale off Normandy 19 Jun 44, towed to safety by ATR-4. Left for U.S. ca. 11 Dec 44, laid up Nov 45. Withdrawn from MC sale by Navy 8 Feb 46 because of major hull damage, disposed of by sinking in mid-1946.
16 ATR-16 Sold (awarded) by MC to Tad Travers, Burbank, Cal., delivered 23 Mar 48.
17 ATR-17 (HMRT DIRECTOR) Completed 20 Dec 43 and trf. to UK under Lend Lease as His Majesty's Rescue Tug (HMRT) DIRECTOR. Returned to U.S. custody 23 Apr 46. Sold (awarded) by MC to Francisco Reich, New York, delivered 28 Jun 48.
18 ATR-18 (HMRT EMULOUS) Completed 2 Feb 44 and trf. to UK under Lend Lease as HMRT EMULOUS. Returned to U.S. custody 30 Apr 46. Sold (awarded) by MC to Francisco Reich, New York, delivered 28 Jun 48.
19 ATR-19 (HMRT FREEDOM) Completed 20 Mar 44 and trf. to UK under Lend Lease as HMRT FREEDOM. Returned to U.S. custody 23 Apr 46. Sold (awarded) by MC to Witte (Witle?) Marine Equipment Co., Hillside, N.J., delivered 9 Jul 48. Merc. FOUNDATION MARITIME (Canada) 1948.
20 ATR-20 (HMRT JUSTICE) Completed 24 Apr 44 and trf. to UK under Lend Lease as HMRT JUSTICE. Returned to U.S. custody 20 Mar 46. Sold (delivered) by MC to Eugene P. Smith & George L. Batchelder, New York. Merc. SAINT CHRISTOPHER (Argentina) 1948, laid up 1954 at Ushuaia, beached Jan.1957, recovery and preservation begun ca. 2009.
21 ATR-21 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. J. Anderson, New York. Merc. EL RIO JANO (Argentina).
22 ATR-22 Sold (awarded) by MC to Georgia Marine Salvage Co. Inc., Brunswick, Ga., delivered 13 Mar 48.
23 ATR-23 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Sold (awarded) by MC to Carl Duval, Antioch, Cal., delivered 16 Jul 48.
24 ATR-24 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Decomm. 24 Jul 46, in service at Terminal Is., Cal., 15 Aug 46, out of service 26 Mar 47. Sold (delivered) by MC to Ernest A. Judd, Long Beach, Cal.
25 ATR-25 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Delivered by FLC 1947 at Charleston, S.C., to representative of Peruvian Navy as JOSE OLAYA, later OLAYA. Scrapped 1961.
26 ATR-26 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Sold (delivered) by MC to Pacific Vegetable Oil Co., Washington, D.C. To Taiwan 1947 as PU TO.
27 ATR-27 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Proposed for Arctic service by CinCLant on 26 Mar 46 but on 3 Apr 46 CNO assigned ATA- 217 as a replacement for ATR-27. Sold (awarded) by MC to Irving A. Germain, New York.
28 ATR-28 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Sold (awarded) by MC to David A. Fall, San Pedro, Cal., delivered 20 Jul 48.
29 ATR-29 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Grounded 10 Nov 45 15 mi. north of "Juppot" (probably Jupiter) Inlet (eastern Florida) and near Fort Pierce. Salvageable gear removed and salvage operations discontinued. Hulk destroyed by burning and explosives between 30 May and 30 Jul 48.
30 ATR-30 Earlier order: Weaver SYs (19 Jun 42). Sold (awarded) by MC to Phillip Mellitas and Spirdon Gratsos, Washington, D.C., delivered 19 May 47. Merc. EL GRECO (Panama) 1947.
31 ATR-31 Delivered by FLC 19 Jun 47 (or 22 Jul 47) to Peruvian Navy as CONDESTABLE SELENDON, later SELENDON. Scrapped 1964.
32 ATR-32 Sold (delivered) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to Smallship Sales & Service Co., Seattle, Wash. Merc. PACMAR 1948, scrapped 1951.
33 ATR-33 Sold (awarded) by MC to Hugo Neu Corp, New York, delivered at Los Angeles 30 Jun 48.
34 ATR-34 Sold (awarded) by MC to David A. Fall, San Pedro, Cal., delivered 2 Jul 48. Merc. SEA LARK 1949, foundered off Ecuador 3 Mar 55.
35 ATR-35 Sold (delivered) by MC to Gardiner Mfg. Co., Oakland, Cal.
36 ATR-36 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. K. Wilson Lumber Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
37 ATR-37 Sold (delivered) by MC to Nicholas A. Kessler, Los Angeles, Cal. Merc. BEAVER (U.S.) 1947, scrapped 1952
38 ATR-38 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. K. Wilson Lumber Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
39 ATR-39 Sold (awarded) by MC to Capt. Floyd R. Harrington, Wilmington, Cal.
40 ATR-40 Sold (delivered) by MC to Walter H. Wilms, Detroit, Mich.
50 ATR-50 Sold (awarded) by MC to Canal Industries Inc., Seattle, Wash. Merc. TONI B 1951, off list 1955.
51 ATR-51 Sold (awarded) by MC to Hugo Neu Corp., New York.
52 ATR-52 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. K. Wilson Lumber Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
53 ATR-53 Grounded during 9 Oct 45 typhoon at Okinawa but refloated. Sold (awarded) by MC to David A. Fall, San Pedro, Cal.
54 ATR-54 Withdrawn from MC sale by Navy 1 Oct 46. Sold (delivered) by FLC 2 Jul 47 to Cuba as 10 DE OCTUBRE.
55 ATR-55 Sold (delivered) by MC to Julius S. Gissel, Houston, Texas. Merc. SAN SABA (U.S.) 1947, burned off Sabine Bar 15 Oct 48 and beached.
56 ATR-56 Sold (delivered) by MC to Gardiner Mfg. Co., Oakland, Cal.
57 ATR-57 Sold by MC to Kingdom of Greece, Washington, D.C., date not recorded. Merc. TITAN, deleted 1982.
58 ATR-58 Sold (awarded) by MC to Duelin Steel Products Co., Seattle, Wash.
59 ATR-59 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. K. Wilson Lumber Co., Los Angeles, Cal. Merc. MYRTLE E. WILSON 1947, scrapped 1952.
60 ATR-60 Sold (delivered) by MC to United Boat Service Corp., New York. Merc. STOREBROR 1947, LENASHIP II 1956, burned at Port Etienne 15 Nov 61.
61 ATR-61 Sold (delivered) by MC to North American Steamship Co., Seattle, Wash. Merc. ALFRED M. CARLSON 1949, scrapped 1962.
62 ATR-62 Sold (awarded) by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, Wash. Converted to trawler WESTERN ACE 1952, burned near Panama City, Fla., 4 Dec 70
63 ATR-63 Sold (awarded) by MC to Albert W. Riswold, Flagstaff, Ariz.
64 ATR-64 Decomm. and placed in service 23 May 46 at Boston, Mass., out of service 7 Mar 47. Sold (delivered) by MC to George E. Gilbert, Boston, Mass. Merc. LOGMAC (Canada) 1947, MOGUL 1950, ISLAND MONARCH 1961, SEASPAN CHINOOK 1972, deleted 1993, and LA LUMIERE (?). Hulk still existed 2001 in Howe Sound, B.C. This commercial career also attributed to ATR-65.
65 ATR-65 Decomm. and placed in service 5 Mar 46 at Seattle, Wash., probably for duty with laid up ships, out of service 24 Jun 46. Sold (delivered) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to Canadian Transport Co. Ltd., Seattle, Wash. Merc. GRENADIER (U.K.) 1947, later SANTA GLORIA (banana carrier), foundered west of Key West 18 Jan 57. This commercial career also attributed to ATR-64.
66 ATR-66 Reported decomm. 6 Jun 46 but remained in commission for further use by the 11th Naval District. Sold (delivered) by MC to Joe W. Cooper, San Francisco, Cal.
67 ATR-67 MC sale to United Boat Service Corp., New York, cancelled, then sold (delivered) to O. Y. Warren, Norwalk, Conn. (awarded 1 Jul 47). Delivery receipt signed 29 Jul 47, ship handed over 12 Aug 47. Merc. DOROTHY ANN MESECK 1947, scrapped 1954.
68 ATR-68 Sold (delivered) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to Canadian Transport Co. Ltd., Seattle, Wash. Merc. TOWMAC 1947, scrapped 1961.
69 ATR-69 Sold (awarded) by MC to Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash. Merc. SCARLET QUEEN 1948, EXPLORER 1954, lost at Salina Cruz 31 Aug 56.
70 ATR-70 Sold (delivered) by MC to Sven Jack Frazer, Mobile, Ala. Merc. CLAIRE S. (1949), CLAIRE SIMARD (1949), operated in and around Newfoundland by Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Canada. Scrapped 1968.
71 ATR-71 Sold (awarded) by MC to George Milburn, Seattle, Wash.
72 ATR-72 Sold (awarded) by MC to A. W. Riswold, Flagstaff, Ariz.
73 ATR-73 Sold (delivered) by MC to O. Y. Warren, Norwalk, Conn. (awarded 1 Jul 47, handed over 5 Aug 47). Merc. JUDITH ANN MESECK 1947, scrapped 1954.
74 ATR-74 Sold (delivered) by MC to Lloyd W. Lambert, Luzon Stevedoring Co., Baltimore, Md. Merc. FOUNDATION FRANCES 1948, scrapped in Canada 1962.
75 ATR-75 Damaged in typhoon at Okinawa 9 Oct 45 and beached for safe keeping. Ordered decommissioned and destroyed locally in view of non-retention of ATR's in postwar Navy. Scuttled in 240 fathoms of water 2 Feb 46.
76 ATR-76 Sold (delivered) by MC to A. K. Wilson Lumber Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
77 ATR-77 Sold (delivered) by MC to Fordom Trading Co., New York.
78 ATR-78 Sold (awarded) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to John G. A. Pohl, Haworth, N.J.
79 ATR-79 Sold (awarded) by MC at Nordland, Wash., to John G. and Robert Pohl, Haworth, N.J.
80 ATR-80 Decomm. and placed in service 26 Feb 46 for operation with minimum crew in the 13th Naval District in connection with laid up ships, out of service 20 Jun 46. Sold (awarded) by MC to Claude Kelso, Portland, Ore. Merc. WESTERN KING 1948.
81 ATR-81 Sold 9 Apr 47 at Pearl Harbor by WSA to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). Subsequently reported in the Marianas in November 1947 with hull repairs completed but no generator or boiler operating and part of her crew returning to Honolulu.
82 ATR-82 Sold (delivered) by MC to Anthony deRay and Steve Bildhauer, San Francisco.
83 ATR-83 Sold (delivered) by MC to Antonios Malliarakis, New York. Scrapped in Portugal 1954.
84 ATR-84 Decomm. and placed in service at San Francisco 30 Sep 46 for servicing decommissioned ships, out of service 23 Apr 47. Sold (awarded) by MC to Duelin Steel Products Co., Seattle.
85 ATR-85 Sold (delivered) by MC at Lake Charles, La., to Julius Cutrone and Lawrence Cutrone, Morgan City, La.
86 ATR-86 Sold (delivered) by MC to Sound Steamship Lines Inc., Staten Is., New York.
87 ATR-87 Sold (awarded) by MC to Robert O. Fleming & Co., Seattle, Wash., delivered 5 Jul 48.
88 ATR-88 Sold (delivered) by MC to D. J. Woodward, San Diego, Cal.
89 ATR-89 Sold (delivered) by MC to Paul E. Duffe, Harry B. Merner, and John H. Simpson, Jacksonville, Fla. Merc. HILA 1948, off list 1954, sold for scrap 1959, still derelict Staten Island.

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ATR        1942
Compiled:        05 Jun 2011
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