|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|
|Reclassified:||AN-70, 20 January 1944; ATA-216, 15 May 1944|
|Type:||ATA-214-class auxiliary fleet tug|
|Draft:||14' 1" (full load)|
|Propulsion:||diesel-electric engines, single screw|
|Complement:||57 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||two 40 mm 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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - YN-94 / AN-70 Allthorn - ATA-216