Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview, April 27, 2001

Oral History #OH0200

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview
    Creator: Cocke, Thomas P.
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours,
  • Description

    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.

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    Gift of Thomas P. Cocke

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    Preferred Citation

    Thomas P. Cocke Oral History Interview (#OH0200), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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