Allied Warships

USS Sonoma (AT 12)

Fleet tug of the Sonoma class


USS Sonoma at Bermuda in 1919. US Navy Photo.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
ClassSonoma 
PennantAT 12 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down7 Nov 1911 
Launched11 May 1912 
Commissioned6 Sep 1912 
Lost24 Oct 1944 
Loss position10° 57'N, 125° 02'E
History

Re-designated fleet tug old (ATO-12) on 15 May 1944.

Sunk on 24 October 1944 off Dio Island, Leyte Gulf, Philippines in position 10º57'N, 125º02'E when she was struck by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft.

 

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