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USS Cockrill (DE 398)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - K - K - N
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
Second Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Cockrill (DE 398) Building and Operational Data:
  • 31 August 1943: Keel laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 29 October 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Cockrill, mother of Lieutenant Cockrill
  • 24 December 1943: Commissioned at the Tennessee Coal and Iron Co. pier by Cap't DeWitt C. Redgrave Jr.; Lcdr S. Farnham in command
  • 21 June 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 2 years and 6 months of service
  • 01 August 1973: Struck from the NVR
  • 19 November 1974: Sunk as a target off the Florida coast
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    181k undated postwar image Nick Tiberio
    Shelton, Conn.
    288k undated: Norfolk, Va. - Pettit (DE 253) and Cockrill (DE 398) laid up in the Inactive Ship Facility of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard awaiting disposal.

    Cockrill History
    View the USS Cockrill (DE 398) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Cockrill as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Cockrill's Commanding Officers
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 24 Dec. 1943 - 04 Dec. 1944Lcdr. Sherman Farnham, USNR (Comm. CO) (Rochester, N.Y.)
    2.) 04 Dec. 1944 - 16 Oct. 1945Lt./Lcdr. John H. Castle Jr., USNR
    3.) 16 Oct. 1945 - 21 Jun. 1946Lcdr. Joseph S. Rose Jr., USNR (Decomm. CO) (Houston, Tex.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Cockrill
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