The Colleen was a 250-ton, 150-foot steel-hulled vessel that first entered commercial service in 1928. She was acquired by the Navy as a patrol boat in 1942 and was transferred to the Coast Guard on 11 September 1945. She was found to be "ill-suited" for Coast Guard needs and the decision was made to not retain her. She was decommissioned on 26 October 1945 and was sold on 25 March 1947.
Cutter History File. USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.
Robert Scheina. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, 1946-1990. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1990.