USS Alvin C. Cockrell DE 366

USS ALVIN C. COCKRELL DE-366

Named for Marine First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr., b. 18 September 1918, Hazelhurst, MS; KIA 24 September 1942, Guadalcanal; posthumous Navy Cross and PUC

Type: WGT
Builder: COT
Keel laid 05/01/44
Launched 06/27/44
Commissioned 08/07/44
First CO: Lt Cdr Merrill M. Sanford (2)
Decommissioned 07/02/46
Recommissioned 06/27/51-01/17/59
Recommissioned 10/01/61-08/01/62
Stricken 09/23/68
Target, sunk off Baja California 09/19/69

Unit of CortDiv 86

From the research of Anne McCarthy,
with contributions by Pat Perrella and Pat Stephens, webmaster. March 2006

Photo courtesy of the USN War College
 

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