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

In Commission 1944 to 1978

AT-101 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1943-Launch Date: 5 OCT 1943
MAR1944-Commissioned: 25 MAR 1944
MAR1969-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1978-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1978

AT-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).


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 (AT-101) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS COCOPA (AT-101) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]