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Abnaki-class tug
USS Abnaki
USS Abnaki (right), alongside a Soviet trawler
Class overview
Built: 1942–1945
In commission: 1943–1985
Completed: 22
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,589 tons
Length: 205 ft 0 in (62.48 m)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
Draft: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Motors 12-278A diesel main engines
4 × General Electric generators
3 × General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
Single screw
3,600 shp (2,700 kW)
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Complement: 85
Armament: 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
2 × 40 mm (1.6 in) guns
4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) guns

USS Moctobi (Lion) and USS Quapaw (Tiger) in 2011

The Abnaki-class is a class of United States Navy fleet ocean tugs which began construction in November 1942. The class comprises 22 ocean going tugboats. The ships were constructed in response to the needs of World War II, but members of the class served in the Korean War and Vietnam War as well. The Navy no longer has any ships of this class in active duty.

Ships

  • USS Abnaki (ATF-96) - commissioned: 1943; decommissioned: 1978; fate: transferred to Mexico
  • USS Alsea (AT-97) - commissioned: 1943; decommissioned: 1962; fate: scrapped
  • USS Arikara (AT-98) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1971; fate: transferred to Chile as Aldea (ATF-63)
  • USS Cocopa (ATF-101) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1978; fate: transferred to Mexico
  • USS Moctobi (ATF-105) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1985; fate: transferred to other government agency in 1997, still afloat as Lion (as of April 2011)
  • USS Molala (ATF-106) - commissioned: 1943; fate: transferred to foreign government in 1978
  • USS Munsee (AT-107) - commissioned: 1948; fate: unknown
  • USS Pakana (AT-108) - commissioned: 1945; decommissioned: 1948; fate: assigned to U.S. Bureau of Mines for use in Alaska
  • USS Potawatomi (AT-109) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1948; fate: transferred to Chile, renamed Janequeo ATF-65, sunk in 1965 with lost of 65 men.
  • USS Quapaw (ATF-110) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1985; sold private 1998; fate: as "Tiger", sank pierside at Richmond, CA on 11 December 2011 during preparations for transfer to breakers
  • USS Sarsi (ATF-111) - commissioned: 1944; lost 27 August 1952 (naval mine) with 4 men killed
  • USS Seranno (ATF-112) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1970; fate: scrapped
  • USS Takelma (ATF-113) - commissioned: 1944; fate: transferred to Argentine Navy in 1993, renamed ARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6)[1]
  • USS Tawakoni (ATF-114) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1978; fate: transferred to Taiwan
  • USS Tenino (ATF-115) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1947; fate: transferred to U.S. Maritime Administration
  • USS Tolowa (ATF-116) - commissioned: 1944; decommissioned: 1947; fate: unknown
  • USS Wateree (ATF-117) - commissioned: 1945; lost 9 October 1945 (typhoon) with 8 men killed
  • USS Wenatchee (ATF-118) - commissioned: 1945; decommissioned: 1947; fate: transferred to U.S. Maritime Administration

References


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