Allied Warships

USS Colhoun (i) (APD 2)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantAPD 2 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down19 Sep 1917 
Launched21 Feb 1918 
Commissioned13 Jun 1918 
Lost30 Aug 1942 
Loss position9° 24'S, 160° 01'E
History

Placed in reduced commission in 1919 until decommissioned at Philadelphia 28 June 28 1922
Colhoun was towed to Norfolk on 5 June 1940 for conversion into a high speed transport
Reclassified APD-2 on 2 August 2 1940
Recommissioned 11 December 1940
USS Colhoun (Lt Cmdr George Bernard Madden) was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal in position 09º24'S, 160º01'E. 51 of the crew were killed and 21 wounded, amongst the 95 survivors rescued by USS Meade was the Commanding officer.

 

Commands listed for USS Colhoun (i) (APD 2)

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CommanderFromTo
1Harold Raymond Fitz, USN1940??? (1)

2Lt.Cdr. Edward Christian Loughead, USN11 Dec 19406 Jul 1942 (1)
3George Bernard Madden, USN6 Jul 194230 Aug 1942

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Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair


U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman


United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore


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