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U.S.S. COCOPA

(ATF-101)

Service - Salvage - First and Finest

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USS COCOPA (ATF-101) - an Abnaki class Fleet Ocean Tug

In Commission 1944 to 1978

ATF-101 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1943 Launch Date: 5 OCT 1943
MAR 1944 Commissioned: 25 MAR 1944
NOV 1960 - APR 1961 West Pac
JUL 1961 - JUL 1961 Chg of Home Port from Pearl Harbor to San Diego
JAN 1962 - JUL 1962 West Pac
JUN 1965 - DEC 1965 West Pac
AUG 1965 - SEP 1965 West Pac
OCT 1966 - MAY 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - JAN 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1968 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1969 - SEP 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1974 Shellback Initiation - 18 NOV 1974 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1976 - NOV 1976 West Pac
FEB 1977 - SEP 1978 Decommisioning
SEP 1978 Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1978

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 waters.

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]