HMRT Oriana (BAT-1) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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HMRT Aimwell (BAT-7)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in June 1942.
BAT 7-10, built on the Great Lakes, were the only tugs of this 143-foot type not built in Texas.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Bold (BAT-8)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in June 1942.
She either has no close-in anti-aircraft armament or is carrying aft of the pilot house two .50 caliber machine guns, the predecessor in the U.S. Navy to the 20mm Oerlikon.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Destiny (BAT-9)

This tug, which was delivered in July 1942, is shown undergoing an inclining experiment at the New York Navy Yard on 27 October 1942.
Note the clutter of towing gear on the after decks of these British tugs. USS Plunkett (DD-431) is in the background.

Photo No. None
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19 textual files, Item S-22

 
HMRT Integrity (BAT-4)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in July 1942.
She is carrying a single 20mm AA gun on top of the pilot house.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Lariat (BAT-5)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in August 1942.
She appears to be carrying three 20mm AA guns, one on top of the pilot house and two aft of it.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Oriana (BAT-1)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in December 1942.
She may be carrying two .50 caliber close-in AA guns aft of the pilot house.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Tancred (BAT-13)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in February 1943.
She is carrying the standard close-in AA armament for this class of 2-20mm guns.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)

 
HMRT Weazel (BAT-14)

Probably photographed around the time of her delivery in April 1943.
She has been fitted with 2-20mm close-in AA guns.

Photo No. None
Source: Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)