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NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1871 by Dialogue and Wood, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched in 1864
Commissioned USRC Colfax, 4 November 1871
Decommissioned, 1899 assigned as Station Ship at Baltimore after decommissioning
Transferred to the Navy in 1917 and commissioned USS Colfax
Decommissioned and returned to the Coast Guard in 1919
Sold in 1924
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 250 t.
Depth of Hold unknown
Coast Guard Complement
Armament three guns
Propulsion one 22" diameter x 20" stroke steam engine
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||USS Colfax "Capt Roath and Carlo"
||USS Colfax "The Chief and Assistant"
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Colfax, 1871
Last Updated 5 July 2013
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