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USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101)
International Radio Call Sign:
Cohocton (AO-101) (1949 - 1960)
USS Cohocton (AO-101) (1945 - 1949)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2697) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 28 June 1945
Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned USS Cohocton (AO-101), 25 August 1945, LCDR. J. A. Houston, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Cohocton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Cohocton was assigned to Occupation service and China service for the following periods;
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|5 November 1945 to 24 April 1946||5 November 1945 to 24 April 1946
| ||17 June to 8 July 1956
Decommissioned, 14 June 1946, at Mobile, Al. and returned to the Maritime Commission the same day
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL. Group
Withdrawn from reserve, 20 October 1947, reacquired by the US Navy, operated under contract for the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) by Tankers Co.
Merged into the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, placed in service as USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101)
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 8 January 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Withdrawn from reserve, 27 September 1967, MARAD Exchange Program, Hudson Waterways Corp., renamed SS Transoneida
Converted to containership in 1969
Operated by Matson Line, dates unknown
Sold, 16 September 1969, to C.I.T. Corp.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 29 July 1980, to Keun Hwa Iron & Steel Work Enterprise, Ltd. for scrapping in Taiwan
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,650 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Draft 30' 10" (limiting)
Speed 15.1 kts (trial)
one 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 15,300 t
Oil 120,400 Bbls
Gasoline 575.000 Gals
Fuel Capacities NSFO 9,235 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox D-type boilers, 600psi 825°
Ship's Service Generators
one 50Kw 450V A.C.
two 400Kw 450V A.C.
two 85Kw 120V D.C.
two 55Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 10,000shp
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|USS Cohocton (AO-101)
||USNS Cohocton (AO-101) launching, 28 June 1945, at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Photo from the collections of the
US Naval History and Heritage Command (UA 281-283), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USNS Cohocton (AO-101) at anchored at Tsingtao, China, sometime between 10 January 1946 and 21 April 1946.
||Randy Bales for his father J.D. Bales S1/c USS Cohocton
|USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101)
||USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101) underway in the Port of Long Beach, date unknown.
||USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101) operating as a civilian-manned MSTS tanker during the 1950s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # None.
| Merchant Service
||Ex-USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101) underway as the Matson Lines containership SS Transoneida, date and location unknown.
Photos courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
USS Cohocton (AO-101) / USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 11 December 2015
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