Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview

April 27, 2001
Oral History #OH0200
Lennon, Donald R.; Cocke, Thomas P.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours
Preferred Citation
Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview (#OH0200), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Captain Cocke recounts his background in Virginia, attendance at Bullis' Prep School, and experiences at U.S. Naval Academy. He comments on assignment to USS MISSISSIPPI, damage to the ship as result of a severe storm in the North Atlantic, and service in the Pacific after repairs were completed. He also describes training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a civil engineer; duty on Guam; and planning and construction assignments at Norfolk, Atlantic City, San Diego, Hawaii, Midway, Easter Island, Johnson Island, and Kwajalein.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Thomas P. Cocke

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Key terms
Personal Names
Cocke, Thomas P.
Corporate Names
Mississippi (Battleship : BB 41)
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Civil engineers--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean