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USS Koka (AT-31)
USS Koka (Fleet Tug No, 31) (1920)
Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
Originally assigned the name Oconee, 7 February 1919
Renamed Koka, 24 February 1919
Laid down, 30 November 1918, at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
Launched, 11 July 1919
Commissioned USS Koka (Fleet Tug No. 32), 18 February 1920, LTjg. John C. Bauman, Jr., in command
Designated Fleet Tug AT-31, 17 July 1920
Ran aground, 7 December 1937, off San Clemente Island, CA.
Decommissioned, 7 December 1937
Declared unsalvageable and abandoned as a wreck, 22 January 1938
Struck from the Naval Register, 2 March 1938
Displacement 751 t.(lt) 1,192 t.(fl)
Length 156' 8"
Draft 15' 8"
Speed 12.8 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
Armament two machine guns
NSFO 1,830 Bbls
one Puget Sound Navy Yard vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Scotch single end boilers, 220psi Sat°
two Diesel-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,800shp
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||USS Koka (AT-31) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
USS Koka (AT-31)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Bauman Jr., John Christopher||18 February 1930 - 11 December 1921|
|02||LT. Macklin, Thomas||11 December 1921 - 3 August 1922|
|03||LT. McKean, John Ross||3 August 1922 - 11 July 1924|
|04||LT. Wentworth, Harry Allen||11 July 1924 - 23 February 1935|
|05||LT. Henderson, Alexander||23 February 1925 - 16 January 1930|
|06||LT. Macklin, Thomas||16 January 1930 - 26 April 1932|
|07||LT. Bye, Harold||26 April 1932 - 17 June 1933|
|08||LTjg. McFall, Edward Alspaugh||17 June 1933 - 18 June 1934|
|09||LTjg. McDill, Alexander Stuart||18 June 1934 - 23 March 1936|
|10||LT. Hare, Theron Sanderson||23 March 1936 - 25 June 1937|
|11||LT. Gorski, Henry Frederick, USN (27)||25 June 1937 - 16 June 1938|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Southern California Shipwrecks - Kota
Last Updated 9 October 2015
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