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USS Colfax

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War II Victory Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • 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.
    Length 140'
    Beam 25'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Coast Guard Complement
    7 Officers
    33 Enlisted
    Armament three guns
    Propulsion one 22" diameter x 20" stroke steam engine

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    Morse 30k USS Colfax "Capt Roath and Carlo" Tommy Trampp
    Morse 24k USS Colfax "The Chief and Assistant" Tommy Trampp

    USS Colfax
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Colfax, 1871
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