USS Codington (AK-173)

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Ordered: as C1-M-AV1 hull
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 29 November 1944
Commissioned: 23 July 1945
Decommissioned: 27 February 1946
Struck: date unknown
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,382 t.(lt) 7,540 t.(fl)
Length: 388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: 21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)
Propulsion: diesel engine, single screw, 1,700 shp
Speed: 11.5 knots (21 km/h)
Complement: 79
Armament: one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, six 20 mm guns

USS Codington (AK-173) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for delivering troops, goods and equipment to locations in the war zone.

Codington (AK-173) was launched 29 November 1944 by Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Plehl; and commissioned at Galveston, Texas, 23 July 1945, Lieutenant Commander A. F. Pittman in command.

World War II Pacific Theatre operations

Codington departed Galveston 11 August 1945 for Leyte, arriving 11 October. She assumed cargo operations in the Philippines, with one voyage to New Guinea (1 December – 27 December), until 30 January 1946, when she sailed from Subic Bay for Yokosuka.

Post-war decommissioning

Codington was decommissioned at Tokyo 27 February 1946, and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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