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Thorfjell, 1943


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


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.


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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