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