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USS Cochrane Histories
The Cochrane Crest Print E-mail
Written by Larry Wilson   
Saturday, 17 May 2008 08:21


The name COCHRANE, which dates back to the middle 1200's, is long established in the Scottish peerage. Waldeve de COCHRANE (or Coveran) whose name appears on a Scottish land grant in 1262, is the first person of record in the COCHRANE line. In 1647, William Cochrane was granted the title of Baron. Lord Cochrane of Dundonald became his title in 1669, when he was elevated to the title of Earl. The exact years when members of the family settled in America are uncertain; however, it is known that several daughters and sons of the eighth and ninth Earls of Dundonald were married in New York prior to 1775.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2009 12:49
Commanding Officers Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 May 2008 08:20


The following is a list of the Cochranes commanding officers from commissioning to de-commissioning.

CDR F.W. Benson, JR. 3/64 - 7/65 CDR W.C. Neel 9/71 - 1/72CDR R.D. Tucker 10/79 - 11/81
CDR J.J. Shanahan 7/65 - 1/67 CDR R.K.U.Kihune 1/72 - 6/73CDR J.F. Shanahan 11/81 - 1/84
CDR T.I. Kolstad 1/67 - 6/68 CDR J.E. Boland 6/73 - 9/75CDR D.C. Blair 1/84 - 5/86
CDR J.F. Addams 6/68 - 2/70 CDR M.G. Clarity 9/75 - 10/77 CDR W.J. McCarthy,IV 5/86 - 4/88
CDR S.J.Hostetter 2/70 - 9/71 CDR M.C. Gaston 10/77 - 10/79CDR J.W. Stratton 4/88 - 10/90
Edward Lull Cochrane Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 May 2008 08:20



Edward Lull Cochrane was born in Mare Island, California, on March 18, 1892. Son of Brigadier General Henry Clay Cochrane, USMC Retired and Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson Lull Cochrane. He attended Chester, (Pennsylvania) High School and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy.

Ships History Print E-mail
Written by Larry Wilson   
Saturday, 17 May 2008 04:17


The Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company laid the keel for the USS COCHRANE (DDG-21) on 31 July 1961 in Seattle, Washington. This venerable old ship building company had been building ships in Seattle since 1898 (Note 1). As she took form she became a shipbuilder’s dream, with the elegant sheer of her bow and the classic lines of a Destroyer. She was named for the Navy's supervisor of shipbuilding during World War II, Vice Admiral Edward Lull Cochrane. The first ship of the Navy to bear his name, USS COCHRANE was the twentieth unit of the CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) class to be built for the United States Navy. Over 1,500,000 man-hours would go into her construction. The hull that would become USS COCHRANE slid into the water on 18 July 1962. Tradition holds that the spirit of her sponsors, Mrs. Richard L. Cochrane and Mrs. Edward L. Cochrane Jr., became infused into her that day. She sat waterborne at the building yard while finishing touches were added.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2009 12:10

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