Crew members of the USS Atakapa share the loss of Bob Cote BM3. He was a valued crew member 1958 to 1961 and will be missed not only by his family but by all the shipmates at ussatakapa.com. He has now been welcomed home by his departed shipmates.
Our sympathies are with his family and loved ones. The Atakapa was a fleet tug that was commissioned in 1944 and decommissioned in 1981. During her service to the US Navy, she traveled the oceans around the globe many times. All those who served aboard the Atakapa share a special bond and have many great memories of the friends we made and ports we visited.