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U.S.S. COUCAL

(ASR-8)

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ASR-8 Deployments - Major Events

Add a ASR-8 Shellback Initiation Add a ASR-8 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1942 - Launch Date: 29 MAY 1942
JAN 1943 - Commissioned: 22 JAN 1943
MAR 1956 - MAR 1956 Set Record of Deepest Submarine Rescue Drill @548ft.
JUN 1956 - AUG 1956 Chin Hea Korea - Salvage army tug harbor hazard
JUL 1956 - JAN 1957 West Pac
SEP 1956 - SEP 1956 Rode out Typhoons Emma and Harriet
SEP 1956 - SEP 1956 China Coast - Dive for Black Box of plane Shot down by Chinese
NOV 1956 - NOV 1956 Nagasaki Jap. - Rescue Jap Diver - detailed in Time Mag.
DEC 1956 - JAN 1957 Towed Liberian Freighter 460 miles Rough Seas Coucal man killed
APR 1957 - APR 1957 Broke own record of deepest submarine rescue drill @643 ft.
AUG 1957 - AUG 1957 Big E - Designated Most Excellent Ship Pacific Fleet
NOV 1962 - JUN 1963 West-Pac
AUG 1963 - OCT 1963 cuban missle blockade (russian coast)
AUG 1963 - NOV 1963 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1966 - JAN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1966 - SEP 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1966 - SEP 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1966 - SEP 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1970 - JAN 1971 West Pac
JAN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 2 JAN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1972 - FEB 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1974 - SEP 1974 West Pac
SEP 1977 - SEP 1977 Decommisioning
APR 1991 - APR 1991 Ex-Coucal sunk from Tomahawk anti-ship missile fired from USS Ch

ASR-8 General Specifications

Class: Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship

Complement: 108 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1780 tons

Length: 251 feet 4 inches

Beam: 42 feet

Draft: 14 feet 3 in

Final Disposition: Sunk as Target 14 April 1983