USS Collingsworth (APA-146)

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History
United States
Ordered: as type VC2-S-AP5
Laid down: October 6, 1944
Launched: 2 December 1944
Completed: February 26, 1945
Acquired: 27 February 1945
Commissioned: 27 February 1945
Decommissioned: 17 March 1946
Struck: 28 March 1946
Fate: Excessed, 1983, scrapped
General characteristics
Displacement: 12,450 tons (full load)
Length: 455 ft 0 in (138.68 m)
Beam: 62 ft 0 in (18.90 m)
Draught: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
Speed: 19 knots
Complement: 536
Armament:

USS Collingsworth (APA-146/LPA-146) was a Haskell-class attack transport acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II for the task of transporting troops to and from combat areas.

Collingsworth (APA-146) was launched 2 December 1944 by California Shipbuilding Corp., San Pedro, California, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. R. H. Moulton; acquired 27 February 1945 and commissioned the same day, Captain C. H. Anderson in command. The hull and engine are a standard Victory ship design, she was the 62th (TR30) Victory ship hull built by CalShip in just 143 days.[1][2]

World War II service[edit]

After one cargo voyage to Pearl Harbor (8 May-4 June 1945), Collingsworth departed Seattle, Washington, 27 June and sailed by way of Saipan and Ulithi to Okinawa, arriving 12 August. She carried troops for the occupations of Inchon, Korea, and Chinwangtao and Tsingtao, China, until 28 November when she sailed with homeward-bound servicemen for Tacoma, Washington, arriving 19 December. She discharged her passengers and sailed for San Pedro, California, the Panama Canal and Norfolk, Virginia, arriving 28 February 1946.

Post-war decommissioning[edit]

She was decommissioned there 17 March 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 20 March 1946. She was laid up in the James River and scrapped in 1983.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://shipbuildinghistory.com, List of Victory Ships built
  2. ^ Not to be confused with the 1920 Collingsworth made in Philadelphia, Steam merchant (Hog Island)

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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