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USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE 366)
Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - O - Q
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "White Russia"
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row: Navy Occupation Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Alvin C. Cockrell (DE 366) Building and Operational Data:
01 May 1944: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, Tex.
27 June 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. James A. Perkins, sister of the late 1st Lt. Cockrell
07 August 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr Merrill M. Sanford, USNR, in command
02 July 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal.
27 June 1951: Recommissioned at San Diego, Cal., Lcdr Thomas R. Pearson in command, assigned to Escort Squadron (CortRon) 3
01 July 1958: Assigned to NRT, 12th Naval District at San Francisco, Cal.
17 January 1959: Decommissioned, placed "in service" as a unit of the Select Reserve ASW Force
May 1959: NRT homeport assignment changed to the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at Alameda, Cal.
01 October 1961: Recommissioned for the Berlin Crisis, Cdr. Robert A. Bush in command, homeport assignment changed to Pearl Harbor, Hi.
01 August 1962: Decommissioned and placed "in service", NRT homeport assignment changed to San Francisco, Cal.
20 September 1968: Placed "out of service" at San Diego, Cal.
23 September 1968: Struck from the NVR
19 September 1969: Sunk as target off California
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||USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE 366) departs San Diego, California in this undated photograph. Note "E" markings on both Mount 51 and 52, and the Escort Division insignia on her stack. (U.S. Naval Historical Centre Photo #USN1043597, Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)
||date / location unknown
||October 1957, San Francisco Bay (Photo © Allied Photographers, San Francisco, Cal.)
||Robert M. Cieri
||27 September 1958: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE 366) moored outboard of USS
Colahan (DD 658) at a city wharf. (Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo
#CVA 447-8705 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
||circa 1959: USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE-366) underway. (U.S. Navy Photo; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1964 - 65")
||February 1962: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Alvin C. Cockrell is shown departing Pearl Harbor, for WestPac, as flagship of Escort Division 72. She sailed in the company of Vammen (DE 644), Marsh (DE 699), and Charles E. Brannon (DE 446). The photo was taken at Hospital Point, a favorite spot of Navy photographers at Pearl. Many ship portraits were taken from this area.
||23 August 1966: the Pacific off San Diego, Cal. - Alvin C. Cockrell maneuvering alongside USS Walton (DE 361) during a training exercise off San Diego as part of Cruise 8E-RC.
||Ken W. Sayers
USS Walton (DE 361)
||date / location unknown
|Alvin C. Cockrell Memorabilia
|1962 Far East
View the USS Alvin C. Cockrell (DE 366) DANFS history entry
on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
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