USS Bannock ATF 81

////USS Bannock ATF 81

USS Bannock ATF 81

 Navajo Class Fleet Tug:

  • Laid down, date unknown, at Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched, 7 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS Bannock (AT-81), 28 June 1943, Lt. Sam P. Morgan in command
  • Reclassified as a Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-81), 15 May 1944
  • During WWII USS Bannock was first assigned to Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

     European Campaigns  Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June to 21 July 1944 
    Task Group 122.3 - Salvage and Fire Fighting Group (Wreck Dispersal Vessel)
    Okinawa Gunto operation 
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 7 May to ?




  • Decommissioned, 12 February 1947, at Orange, TX.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Recommissioned, 11 September 1951
  • Decommissioned, 25 November 1955
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred (sold) to Italy, 1 May 1979, under the Security Assistance Program
  • Final Disposition, discarded by Italy, fate unknown
  • USS Bannock received two battle stars for her service during World War II

    Displacement 1,580 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl) 
    Length 205' 
    Beam 38' 6" 
    Draft 15' 3" 
    Speed 16.t kts. (trial) 
    ComplementOfficers 5Enlisted 80 
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t. 
    Armamentone single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounttwo single 40mm AA gun mountstwo single 20mm AA gun mounts 
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,260Bbls 
    Propulsionfour General Motors 12-278A Diesel-electric main engines driving four General Electric generatorsShips Service Generators three General Motors 3-268A Diesel auxiliary services enginestwo 100Kw 120V 60Kw 120V D.C.single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    single propeller, 3,600shp
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