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*Originally projected as Rescue Ocean Tug ATR-106
*Reclassified Auxilliary Fleet Tug, ATA-179, 15 May 1944
*Laid down, 22 May 1944, at Levingston Ship Building Company, Orange, TX
*Launched 30 June 1944
*Commissioned, USS ATA-179, 22 September 1944, LTjg Thomas C. McLaren, USNR, in command
*During World War II, USS ATA-179, was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
*Decommissioned, 10 October 1947, at Orange, TX
*Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
*Named, Allegheny(ATA-179),  16 july 1948
*Recommissioned, 25 july 1949
*Decommissioned, and struck form the Naval Register, 14 December 1968
*School Ship and Comercial Service
          * Transferred in 1969 to Northwestern Michigan College,(Great Lakes Maritime Academy),
Traverse City, MI for use as a training vessile
          * Sank at her berth at Northwestern Michigan College, 9 April 1970, raised shortly thereafter
          * Sold in 1972 to Great Lakes Maritime Acedemy, renamed Allegheny
          * Cpsized at her berth at Traverse City, MI, 28 January 1978, in high winds and
          * Sold in 1978 to Keith E. Malcolm of St. Clair, MI renamed Tug Malcolm
          * Sold in 1999 to Beyel Cocoa Port Canaveral, FL., renamed Mathew Beyel
          * Final Disposition, fate unknown          

Displacement: 835 t(fl)
Length: 143'
Beam: 33' 10"
Draft: 13' 2"
Speed: 13 kts
Compliment: 5 Officers, 41 enlisted
          one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
          two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion: two GM 12-278 diesel-electric engines, single screw, 1500 shp

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