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Thorfjell, 1943

WYP-384


Builder: Koldraes Mek, Vaerks, Tonsberg, Norway

Commissioned: 1934 (Commercial), 25 January 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 2 July 1943

Length: 126' 1"

Navigation Draft: 14' 2"

Beam: 25' 1"

Displacement: 635 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: N A

Complement: NA

Armament: NA


History:

The Thorfjell was a former whaler and was acquired from the War Shipping Administration.  The conversion costs were $13,750

The Thorfjell performed patrol duty in the WESTSEAFRON and was stationed at San Pedro California.


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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