ATF-101 General Specifications
Class: Abnaki class Fleet Ocean Tug
Complement: 85 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 1240 tons
Length: 205 feet
Beam: 38.5 feet
Draft: 15.33 feet
Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico 30 September 1978; recommissioned as ARM Seri (RE-03).
USS COCOPA (ATF-101)
Cocopa (AT-101) was launched 5 October
1943 by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C.;
sponsored by Miss Z. Williams; and commissioned 25 March 1944,
Lieutenant J. C. Hutcheson, USNR, in command. She was reclassified
ATF-101, 15 May 1944.
Joining the Atlantic Fleet Cocopa began an active career
of service. Between 9 May 1944 and 1 April 1945 she made
two passages across the Atlantic with barges in tow, and one to Trinidad. She sailed then for the Pacific, reaching San Francisco 8 May, Seattle 14 June, Pearl Harbor 3 July, and Leyte, 29 August.
The tug remained in the Far East on
occupation duty shuttling between
the Philippines, Shanghai, Okinawa, and Hong Kong until returning to Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard for overhaul on 25 January 1947.
From 1947 through 1960, Cocopa rotated between
the west coast, Hawaii, and the Far East, where she served
seven tours of duty. In addition, in 1948 and 1949 she plied Alaskan
Cocopa received one battle star for
Korean war service.
[Note: The above USS COCOPA (ATF-101) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS COCOPA (ATF-101), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]