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USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101)
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Cohocton (AO-101) (1949 - 1960)
USS Cohocton (AO-101) (1947 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - Papa
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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 19465 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  • Withdrawn from reserve, 20 October 1947, reacquired by the US Navy, operated under contract for the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) by Tankers Co.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  • Withdrawn from reserve, 27 September 1967, MARAD Exchange Program, Hudson Waterways Corp., renamed SS Transoneida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
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,650 t.(fl)
    Length 523' 6"
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30' 10" (limiting)
    Speed 15.1 kts (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 233
    Armament
    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 NFSO 9,235 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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)
    Cohocton 118k USNS Cohocton (T-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)
    Mike Green
    Cohocton 132k USNS Cohocton (T-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)
    Cohocton 1042k USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101) underway in the Port of Long Beach, date unknown. David Buell
    Cohocton 30k USNS Cohocton (T-AO-101) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    View the Cohocton (AO-101)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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