Thorfinn, 1943

WYP-383 


Builder: Okers Mek, Vaerks, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned: 1929 (commercial), 25 January 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 2 July 1943

Length: 116"

Navigation Draft: 13' 2"

Beam: 23' 9"

Displacement: 249 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 1,200 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: NA

Armament: NA


History:

The Thorfinn was a former whaler acquired from the War Shipping Administration.  The Coast Guard acquired this vessel for patrol work from the War Shipping Administration.  The conversion costs were $13,750.

She was assigned to the WESTSEAFRON and was stationed at San Pedro, CA, and used for patrol duty.


Sources:

Cutter History File.  USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.

Robert Scheina.  U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1982.


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