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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
OCT1943-Launch Date: 5 OCT 1943
MAR1944-Commissioned: 25 MAR 1944
JUL1960-JUL1964West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1960-FEB1961West Pac
NOV1960-APR1961West Pac
JUL1961-JUL1961Chg of Home Port from Pearl Harbor to San Diego
JAN1962-JUL1962West Pac
JUN1965-DEC1965West Pac
AUG1965-SEP1965West Pac
OCT1966-MAY1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1969West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1969-SEP1969West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1974-Shellback Initiation - 18 NOV 1974 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1976-NOV1976West Pac
FEB1977-SEP1978Decommisioning
FEB1977-OCT1977West Pac
SEP1978-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]