Thorfinn, 1943 (WYP 383)

Sept. 11, 2020

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


Thorfinn was a former whaler that the Coast Guard acquired 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.


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.