USS Colington (AG-148)
|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|
|Renamed:||Colington, 1 February 1949|
|Reclassified:||miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-148), 27 January 1949; AKS-29, 18 August 1951|
|Struck:||1 April 1960|
|Type:||LST-511-class tank landing ship|
|Tons burthen:||4,080 tons|
|Propulsion:||two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|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.
Colington served with the U.S. Navy occupation forces in Asia after World War II,
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.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive - LST-1085 - AG-148 / AKS-29 Colington