USS Chawasha ATF 151

////USS Chawasha ATF 151

USS Chawasha ATF 151

Cherokee Class Fleet Ocean Tug:

  • Laid down as Chawasha (AT-151) at Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C.
  • Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-151), 15 May 1944
  • Launched, 15 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS Chawasha (ATF-151), 6 February 1945, LT. H. K. Smith in command
  • During World War II USS Chawasha was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

     Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    3rd Fleet operations against Japan, 12 July to 15 August 1945


  • Following World War II USS Chawasha was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 to 9 September 1945
    23 October1945 to 19 February 1946


  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1946
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Chawasha earned one battle star for World War II service.

    Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl) 
    Length 205' 
    Beam 38'6" 
    Draft 15' 4" 
    Speed 16.5 kts. 
    ComplementOfficers 5Enlisted 80 
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t. 
    Armamentone single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounttwo single 40mm AA gun mountstwo single 20mm AA gun mountstwo depth charge tracks 
    Fuel CapacityDiesel Oil 2,275 Bbls 
    Propulsionfour GM 12-278A 750hp Diesel-electric enginessingle Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction GearsShip's Service Generatorstwo Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller 3,000shp
By |2012-12-13T01:06:10+00:00December 10th, 2012|ATF, Navy, Ships Gallery|1 Comment

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  1. Jimmy E. Rodriguez April 26, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Looking fo shipmates who served on U S S Penobscot AT A 188 from 1959to 1962

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