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USS Colbert (APA-145)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Quebec - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Haskell Class Attack Transport:
Laid down, 30 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 61) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched 1 December 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned as USS Colbert (APA-145), 7 February 1945, CAPT. Leander Jeffrey USNR in command
During World War II USS Colbert was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Four, COMO. E. L. Short USN;
TransDiv Seventy-Two, CAPT. H.Y. McCown USN (18) and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 7 to 11 June 1945
Following World War II USS Colbert was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 18 October 1945
Decommissioned, 28 February 1946, at San Francisco, CA. and returned to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
USS Colbert earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 21 August 1974, to , Nicoli Joffe Corp., Beverly Hills, CA., Delivered 18 September 1974
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Speed 17.7 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,900 DWT
non-refrigerated 150,000 Cu ft.
one open LCPL
one covered LCPL (Captain's Gig)
one single 5"/38 cal dual-purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,780 Bbls
Diesel 970 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 750°
double Joshua-Hendy Main Reduction Gear
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Colbert (APA-145) launch program cover.
||USS Colbert (APA-145) launch program.
||USS Colbert (APA-145) drydocked for repair to damage caused by striking a sea mine, 17 September 1945, 120 miles off
the coast of Okinawa. This image was taken, 20 October 1945 and is from the memorabilia of Charles Stevens grandfather.
USS Colbert (APA-145)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. Jeffrey, Leander, USNR||7 February 1945 - 28 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 28 April 2017
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