USS Chippewa


AT-69 was a Navajo-class fleet tug laid down by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in May 1942. She was launched in July 1942 and commissioned in in February 1943. She was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and participated in North Africa in the summer 1943 and in the Caribbean in 1944. She was decommissioned in February 1947 and transferred to the Reserve Fleet. She was stricken from the US Navy lists in September 1961. She was scuttled as an artificial reef outside Panama 8. February 1990. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 30 meter. Also see the former USN ocean tug USS Accokeek.

Former names:
USS Chippewa
AT-69, ATF-69
205,0 x 38,6 x 15,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1235 displ ( std )
Charleston ( US ) 1942
( US )

29° 57.700’ N 085° 48.220’ W
( Source: Florida Panhandle )

Picture: USS Chippewa
Courtesy of  National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

 Last updated: December 2020