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U.S.S. COUCAL

(ASR-8)

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ASR-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1942-Launch Date: 29 MAY 1942
JAN1943-Commissioned: 22 JAN 1943
MAR1956-MAR1956Set Record of Deepest Submarine Rescue Drill @548ft.
JUN1956-AUG1956Chin Hea Korea - Salvage army tug harbor hazard
JUL1956-JAN1957West Pac
SEP1956-SEP1956Rode out Typhoons Emma and Harriet
SEP1956-SEP1956China Coast - Dive for Black Box of plane Shot down by Chinese
NOV1956-NOV1956Nagasaki Jap. - Rescue Jap Diver - detailed in Time Mag.
DEC1956-JAN1957Towed Liberian Freighter 460 miles Rough Seas Coucal man killed
APR1957-APR1957Broke own record of deepest submarine rescue drill @643 ft.
AUG1957-AUG1957Big E - Designated Most Excellent Ship Pacific Fleet
NOV1962-JUN1963West-Pac
AUG1963-OCT1963cuban missle blockade (russian coast)
AUG1963-NOV1963Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1965-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-JAN1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1966-SEP1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1966-SEP1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1966-SEP1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1970-JAN1971West Pac
JAN1972-Shellback Initiation - 2 JAN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1972-FEB1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1972-SEP1972Golden Shellback initiation September 15 1972
JAN1973-Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1974-SEP1974West Pac
SEP1977-SEP1977Decommisioning
APR1991-APR1991Ex-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