Atak, 1942 (WYP-163); ex-Winchester
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Beam: 23' 5"
Draft: 11' 8"
Displacement: 443 tons (fl)
Cost: $7,875 (acquisition); $75,000 (conversion)
Launched: 1937 (commercial); 14 June 1942 (USCG)
Decommissioned: 15 July 1944; Transferred to the War Shipping Administration on 1 August 1944
Machinery: 1 Fairbanks Morse 5-cylinder diesel; 550 BHP; single propeller
Performance: 10.5 knots (maximum); 5,000 nm range @ 9.5 knots
Complement: 17 (commercial)
Armament: 1 x 6-pounder; 2 x 20mm/80 single mount; 2 x depth charge tracks
Design & Service:
The Atak was one of the many former-trawlers taken into service in 1942 by the Coast Guard for service on the Greenland Patrol. She was the former trawler Winchester. She was stationed out of Boston during her time with the Coast Guard.
She was turned over to the War Shipping Administration on 1 August 1944.
Ship’s History File, CG Historian’s Office Archive.
Robert Scheina. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1983.