|USS Codington (AK-173)|
|Ordered:||as C1-M-AV1 hull|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Launched:||29 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Walter P. Piehl|
|Commissioned:||23 July 1945|
|Decommissioned:||27 February 1946|
|Displacement:||2,382 t.(lt) 7,540 t.(fl)|
|Length:||388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)|
|Propulsion:||diesel engine, single screw, 1,700 shp|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21 km/h)|
|Armament:||one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, six 20 mm guns|
USS Codington (AK-173) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for delivering troops, goods and equipment to locations in the war zone. Codington (AK-173) was launched 29 November 1944 by Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Plehl; and commissioned at Galveston, Texas, 23 July 1945, Lieutenant Commander A. F. Pittman in command.
World War II Pacific Theatre operations
Codington departed Galveston 11 August 1945 for Leyte, arriving 11 October. She assumed cargo operations in the Philippines, with one voyage to New Guinea (1 December – 27 December), until 30 January 1946, when she sailed from Subic Bay for Yokosuka.
Codington was decommissioned at Tokyo 27 February 1946, and transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal.
- Photo gallery of Codington at NavSource Naval History
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