Chilean tugboat Janequeo

The Chilean tugboat Janequeo (ATF-65) was an Abnaki-class tug of the Chilean Navy that sunk on 15 August 1965 during a devastating storm in the Bay of Manquemapu, 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) south of Corral, Chile with the loss of 51 men as she helped Leucotón that had run aground.

Sister ship USS Abnaki (right), alongside a Soviet trawler
History
United States
Name: Potawatomi
Laid down: 19 October 1942
Launched: 3 April 1943
Commissioned: 12 February 1944
Decommissioned: 28 April 1948
Reclassified: Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-109), 15 May 1944
Fate: Sold to Chile
Chile
Name: Janequeo
Commissioned: February 1963
Fate: Sunk in Caleta Manquemapu, 60 nmi (110 km; 69 mi) south of Corral, Chile, with lost of 51 men
General characteristics
Class and type: Abnaki-class tug
Displacement: 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl)
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
Draft: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion:

Diesel-electric 4 x 750 hp (560 kW) Busch-Sulzer BS-539 diesel main engines driving four General Electric main drive generators and two 1,500 hp (1,100 kW) pulsation motors three Diesel-drive General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines driving three Ship's Service Generators two 200 kW 120 V/240 V DC one 100 kW 120 V/240 V DC

single propeller, 3,000 shp (2,200 kW)
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Complement: 85
Armament:
  • 1 × single 3 in (76 mm) cal. dual purpose gun mount
  • 2 × single 40 mm AA gun mounts
  • 2 × single 20 mm AA gun mounts

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