USS Pinola first found in USS Helena CL-50 War Diary for 14 July 1942,
Below Photo No. 19-N-28198. USS Pinola (AT-33) Mare Island, Cal February 12, 1942

USS Pinola (AT-33) Awards

The USS Pinola (AT-33) was a Bagaduce-class fleet tug , laid
down on 3 March 1919 by Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton,
Washington, launched on the 12 August 1919, and was commissioned
on 7 February 1920.

After Japanís attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into
World War II, Pinola continued operations on the West Coast
through most of the war providing tug services to the Navyís fighting
ships in the Pacific. The ship was redesignated ATO-30 on 15 May 1944
and served in Alaskan waters during the closing months of the war.




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