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USCGC Colleen (WPYc-27)
ex-USS Colleen (PYc 27)
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, DelewareAcquired by the Navy 5 March 1942 and converted for Naval serviceCommissioned USS Colleen (PYc-27), 2 September 1942 at Sturgeon Bay, WisconsinDecommissioned 14 February 1944 and placed in servicePlaced out of service 11 September 1945, transferred to the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Colleen (WPYc 27)Struck from the Naval Register 11 October 1945Found to be ill-suited for Coast Guard needs, she was not retained and decommissioned 26 October 1945Sold 25 March 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 250 t.Length 150'Beam 21' 11"Draft 8'Speed 14 kts.Complement 28Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mountPropulsion: Two 1,200shp Winton 115A diesel engines, two shafts.
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||1 September 1942
Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1975
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 83396
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