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
For other ships of the same name, see USS Colington.

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Post-war disposition[edit]

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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