USS Sciota (ATA-205)

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Name: USS Sciota (ATA-205)
Builder: Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX
Laid down: 12 October 1944
Launched: 26 November 1944
Commissioned: USS ATR-132, 30 January 1945
Decommissioned: 1945
Renamed: Sciota (ATA-205), 16 June 1948
Reclassified: Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-205),15 May 1944
Struck: 1 September 1962
Fate: Temporary custody to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia WA., 9 November 1960
Permanent custody returned to the US Navy, 14 August 1978
General characteristics
Class and type: Sotoyomo-class auxiliary fleet tug
Displacement: 534 t.Long tons 835 t. Full load
Length: 143 feet (44 m)
Beam: 33 feet (10 m)
Draft: 13 feet (4.0 m)
Propulsion: diesel-electric engines, single screw
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 45
Armament: 1 x single 3"/50 caliber gun mount
2 x single 20mm AA gun mounts

ATR-132 was laid down on 12 October 1944 at the Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, Texas; launched on 26 November 1944; and commissioned on 30 January 1945.

In 1945, ATR-132 was redesignated as Ocean tug, auxiliary, ATA-205. She was placed in reserve, out of commission, and assigned to the United States Pacific Reserve Fleet and berthed on the Columbia River in January 1947. ATA-205 was named Sciota on 16 July 1948. In November 1960, Sciota was transferred to the Maritime Administration for custody, but the Navy retained ownership. Sciota's name was struck from the Navy list on 1 September 1962.