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USCGC Colleen (WPYc-27)
ex-USS Colleen (PYc 27)

Call sign:
Nan - William - Baker - Fox

Colleen served both the U. S. Navy and U. S. Coast Guard

Coastal Patrol Yacht:

  • Built in 1928 as the yacht Colleen by Pusey and Jones Co., Wilmington, Delaware
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 March 1942 and converted for Naval service
  • Commissioned USS Colleen (PYc-27), 2 September 1942 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Decommissioned 14 February 1944 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service 11 September 1945, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Colleen (WPYc 27)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 11 October 1945
  • Found to be ill-suited for Coast Guard needs, she was not retained and decommissioned 26 October 1945 and laid up at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Advertised for sale by the Maritime Commission in the 21 October 1946 edition of the Miami News
  • Sold 25 March 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 250 t.
  • Length 150'
  • Beam 21' 11"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount
  • Propulsion: Two 1,200shp Winton 115A diesel engines, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Colleen 171k 1 September 1942
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1975
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 83396
    Mike Green

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