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Histories for USS Moctobi - ATF 105

Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug: Laid down, 1 December 1943, as Fleet Tug (AT-105) at Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C. Launched, 25 March 1944 Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-105), 15 May 1944 Commissioned USS Moctobi (ATF-105), 25 July 1944, Lt. Troy Braesher USN in command Decommissioned, 30 June 1948, Assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet San Francisco Group at Alameda CA., 27 August 1948 Recommissioned, 8 November 1950, at San Francisco, CA., LT. John M. Geortner USN in command During the Korean War Moctobi (ATF-105) participated in the following campaigns: Korean War Campaigns Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates Communist China Spring Offensive 30 April to 20 May 1951 1 to 18 June 1951 UN Summer-Fall Offensive 7 to 25 September 1951 27 to 29 September 1951 5 to 8 November 1951 During the Vietnam War Moctobi (ATF-105) participated in the following campaigns: Vietnam War Campaigns Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III 13-JUL to 17 August 1967 10 to 16 September 1967 7 to 11 October 1967 29 October to 4 November 1967 Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VII 31 August to 6 September 1970 1 to 13 November 1970 Decommissioned, 30 September 1985, at Long Beach, CA. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Bremerton, WA. Struck from the Naval Register, 27 January 1992 Sold, 29 December 1997 to the Northeast Wisconsin Railroad Transportation Commission, to be leased to Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Co. Last known location (as of 1999) Port Richmond, CA. Moctobi earned two battle stars for the Korean War and two campaign stars for the Vietnam War -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Specifications: Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,589 t.(fl) Length 205' Beam 38' 6" Draft 15' 4" Speed 16.5 kts. Complement 85 Armament one single 3"/50 DP gun mount two twin 40mm AA gun mounts two single 20mm AA gun mounts Propulsion diesel-electric, four Alco diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines, single screw

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