|USS Menominee (AT-73)|
USS Menominee (AT-73) in San Francisco Bay, 30 September 1942.
|Name:||USS Menominee (AT-73)|
|Builder:||United Engineering Co.|
|Laid down:||27 September 1942|
|Launched:||14 February 1942|
|Commissioned:||25 September 1942|
|Decommissioned:||15 November 1946|
|Reclassified:||Fleet ocean tug ATF-73, 15 May 1944|
|Struck:||1 November 1959|
|5 × battle stars for World War II|
|Fate:||Transferred to Indonesia, renamed Rakata (928)|
|Class & type:||Navajo-class fleet tug|
|Displacement:||1,240 long tons (1,260 t)|
|Length:||205 ft (62 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)|
|Draft:||15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)|
four General Motors 12-278 diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
3,000 shp (2,237 kW)
|Speed:||16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)|
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun|
• 2 × single 40 mm AA guns
• 2 × single 20 mm AA guns
USS Menominee (AT-73) was a Navajo-class fleet tug constructed for the United States Navy during World War II. Her purpose was to aid ships, usually by towing, on the high seas or in combat or post-combat areas, plus "other duties as assigned." During World War II she was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater where she participated in four campaigns earning four battle stars.
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USS Menominee (AT-73)
Menominee was laid down 27 September 1942, at United Engineering Co. in San Francisco and launched on 14 February 1942. She was commissioned 25 September 1942, with LtCdr. Emil C. Generaux, Jr. in command.
Decommission and saleEdit
After the war, Menominee sailed for home. In Portland on 15 November 1946, she was decommissioned and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. She was struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959, and transferred to Indonesia on 26 January 1961 as part of the Military Assistance Program. She served Indonesia as Rakata (928) until 1969.
- Photo gallery of USS Menominee (AT-73/ATF-73) at NavSource Naval History
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