USS Colington (AG-148)

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Name: USS Colington
Namesake: An island off the coast of North Carolina
Builder: American Bridge Co., Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Laid down: as an LST-511 class tank landing ship
Launched: 13 January 1945
Commissioned: 21 February 1945 as USS LST-1085
Decommissioned: date unknown
Renamed: Colington, 1 February 1949
Reclassified: miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-148), 27 January 1949; AKS-29, 18 August 1951
Struck: 1 April 1960
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Type: LST-511-class tank landing ship
Tonnage: 1,625 tons
Tons burthen: 4,080 tons
Length: 328'
Beam: 50'
Draft: 14' 1"
Propulsion: two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 11.6 knots
Complement: 119 officers and enlisted
Armament: eight 40mm guns

USS Colington (AG-148/AKS-29) – also known as USS LST-1085 -- was an LST-511-class tank landing ship launched by the U.S. Navy during the final months of World War II. Colington served as a supply and stores-issue ship for the U.S. 7th Fleet, and was decommissioned after the war.

Constructed in Pennsylvania

The second ship to be so named by the Navy, Colington was launched 13 January 1945 by American Bridge Company, Ambridge, Pennsylvania; and commissioned 21 February 1945 as LST-1085.

World War II-related service

Colington served with the U.S. Navy occupation forces in Asia after World War II,

Post-war disposition

USS LST-1085 was reclassified AG-148 on 27 January and named Colington on 1 February 1949. She was again reclassified to AKS-29 on 18 August 1951.

She was struck from the Navy List 1 April 1960.

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