ATA 125

ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug / ATA-121 Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:

  • Planned and approved as Fleet Tug AT-125
  • Reclassified Rescue Tug ATR-47
  • Laid down, 27 November 1942, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 3 January 1943
  • Commissioned, USS ATR-47, 12 August 1943, LT. H. L. Lane in command
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-125, 15 May 1944
  • During World War II USS ATA-125 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns;

Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Commercial Service
  • Sold, 24 December 1945, unknown owner
  • Acquired in 1947 by Moran Towing, named Joseph H.Moran II

Final Disposition, sunk as a target in 1985
USS ATA-125 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Specifications:
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Length 134' 6"
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial speed)
Complement
5 Officers
40 Enlisted
Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Propulsion
one General Motors diesel-electric model 12-278A
one Main Reduction Gear, Fairbanks Morse
one Ship's service generator, diesel, 60 KW, 120V D.C.
single propeller
Fuel Capacity, 1300 bbls

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