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Aspirant

 

(ATR-42: dp. 1,360; l. 165'5"; b. 33'4"; dr. 15'10" (f.); s. 12 k.; cpl. 52; a. 1 3", 2 20mm.; cl. ATR-1)

 

ATR-42—a rescue tug constructed in 1942 and 1943 at Orange, Tex., by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co.—was transferred to the United Kingdom under the terms of the lend lease program on 3 May 1943. She served the Royal Navy throughout World War II as Aspirant (W.134). She was returned to the United States Navy on 20 March 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1946. She was turned over to the Maritime Commission on 18 November 1948 for disposal. However, records of her subsequent career have not been found.