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Name: USS Allthorn
Namesake: A type of tree
Builder: Canulette Shipbuilding Co., Slidell, Louisiana
Laid down: 31 October 1943 as Allthorn (YN-94)
Launched: 25 May 1944
Commissioned: date unknown, as USS ATA-216
Decommissioned: date unknown
Reclassified: AN-70, 20 January 1944; ATA-216, 15 May 1944
Struck: date unknown
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Type: ATA-214-class auxiliary fleet tug
Displacement: 1,275 tons
Length: 194' 6"
Beam: 34' 7"
Draft: 14' 1" (full load)
Propulsion: diesel-electric engines, single screw
Speed: 12.1 knots
Complement: 57 officers and enlisted
Armament: two 40mm gun mounts

USS ATA-216 was an ATA-214-class tug of the United States Navy built near the end of World War II. Originally laid down as Allthorn (YN-94), a net tender of the Ailanthus class, she was redesignated as AN-70, a net layer, before launch. Before completion, the name Allthorn was cancelled and the ship was named ATA-216, an unnamed auxiliary ocean tug.


Allthorn (YN-94) was laid down on 31 October 1943 at Slidell, Louisiana, by the Canulette Shipbuilding Co. On 20 January 1944 she was redesignated AN-70. She was launched on 27 May 1944, but, on 12 August 1944, her name was cancelled and her designation was changed to that of an auxiliary ocean tug. She became simply ATA-216.




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