USS Accokeek


ATA-181 was a Sotoyomo class auxiliary ocean tug laid down by Levingston Shipbuilding Company in Texas June 1944. She was launched one month later and was commissioned in October that same year. She was assigned to service in Hawaii and East Asia, and she earned herself one battle star for her service under Second World War. She was assigned to the Atlantic fleet in 1946, and was renamed to USS Accokeek two years later. She was taken out of active servcie and transferred to the Reserve Fleet in June 1972. She was stricken from the US Navy lists in March 1986, and scuttled as an artificial reef outside Panama 20. February 1987. The wreck rest today standing on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 22 to 30 meter southwest of Panama city. Also see the wreck of USS Chippewa.

Former names:
USS Accokeek
143,0 x 33,1 x 13,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
835 displ ( std )
Orange ( US ) 1944
( US )

29°58'28.5"N 85°51'54.9"W

Last updated: December 2020