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Aivik, 1942

WYP-164; ex-Arlington

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME

Commissioned: Commercial: 1936; USCG: 24 June 1942

Decommissioned: 21 June 1944

Disposition: returned to owner 11 September 1944

Cost: Acquisition War Shipping Administration loan; $75,000 to convert


Displacement (tons): 590 (1942)

Tonnage: Gross- 251 (1941); Net- 155 (1941)

Length: oa -128' 3"; bp -118' 2"

Beam- 23' 5" mb

Draft- 11" 6' max (1942)

Machinery Main Engines- 1 Fairbanks Morse; 5-cyl, 2 cycle diesel

BHP- 525

Propellers- single

Armament (1942) 2 x 20 mm/80 (single)

Design & Service

Aivik was a former steel-hulled fishing trawler acquired for Government use.  1942-1944 assigned to CINCLANT-stationed at Boston, MA; used for weather station duty and Greenland Patrol; 21 May 1943 rescued 42 survivors from the SS Svend Foyne, which had collided with an iceberg.

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