From: Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships
YAG-27: dp. 400; l. 93'; b. 28'; dr. 4'2"
Kohi, a wooden diesel-powered coastal scow,
was purchased 17 November 1942 by the Navy from the New Zealand Joint
Purchasing Board and commissioned the same day at Auckland. Assigned to Task Force 35, South Pacific
Service Force, she operated out of Auckland, hauling military cargo to Norfolk
Island and to Noumea, New Caledonia. After
continuing this important duty for more than a year, she decommissioned at
Auckland 3 March 1914. Departing for
Wellington, New Zealand, the same day, she was turned over to the Joint
Purchasing Board 14 March for return to her former owner.
Transcribed by: Bill