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USNS ATA 244 as offered for sale in 1960.
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Class: ATA 244 (ARMY LT DESIGN 293)
Design: Army Design 293 (126' wood)
Displacement (tons): 399  light, 526 full
Dimensions (feet): 127' [126.7'] oa, 119' wl x 28' e x 13' max nav
Accommodations: 7 officers, 12 unlicensed
Speed (kts.): 9 [11.5/9.0]
Propulsion (HP): 1,200 [1,380]
Machinery: Diesel (direct), 2 screws
|244||ATA 244||1 Nov 1950||Northwestern SB, So. Bellingham, Wash.||11 Sep 1942||Sep 1943||Jul 1951|
|244||ATA 244||T||19 Mar 1954/R||1 Nov 1959||15 Nov 1960||Navy sale||--|
Built of fir, freeboard 2.4'. Built to Army design 293 under an Army contract for LT 156-160 dated 11 Sep 1942. A later (1943) Design 293-A had one screw instead of two and one 1,200hp Enterprise or Superior diesel instead of two 690hp Fairbanks-Morse diesels. LT 156 (ATA 244) was among Army vessels and service craft in Alaska that MSTS and the Army's Chief of Transportation mutually agreed would be transferred on 1 Nov 50 for which classification and hull numbers were approved on 31 Oct 1950.
|244||ATA 244||(ex-SGT FRED N COLEMAN, LT 156, completed Sep 1943). Passed to MSTS 5 Jun 1951. To MSTS Pacific 20 Jun 1951 and to MSTS Mid Pacific Area for operations 19 Jul 1951. Reassigned pending disposition 20 Jun 1952 to MSTS Northern Pacific Sub-area (including Alaska). To USN reserve fleet (Columbia Group) 19 Mar 1954. Sold to Pacific Towboat and Salvage Co. as E A JUDD, later merc. TYONEK.|
Compiled: 18 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon