USS Colquitt (AK-174)

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Ordered: as C1-M-AV1 hull, MC hull 2147
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 21 January 1945
Acquired: 17 August 1945
Commissioned: USS Colquitt (AK-174),
22 September 1945
Decommissioned: 24 September 1945
In service: USCGC Kukui (WAK-186),
24 September 1945
Out of service: February 1972
Struck: 24 September 1945
Fate: Transferred to the Philippines
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 Colquitt (AK-174) 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.

Colquitt (AK-174) was launched 21 January 1945 by Froemming Brothers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. Fred Zillman; transferred to the Navy 17 August 1945; and commissioned 22 September 1945, Lieutenant Commander F. E. Miner, USCG, in command.

Transfer to the U.S. Coast Guard

Colquitt was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard two days later and served until decommissioned 11 March 1946, on which date her transfer to the Coast Guard became permanent. She was renamed and reclassified Kukui (WAK-186) by the Coast Guard.

Military awards and honors

Her crew members were eligible for the following medals:

  • American Campaign Medal
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal


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

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