Thorgaut, 1943 (WYP 377)

Sept. 11, 2020

Thorgaut, 1943

WYP 377

Builder: Frammnaes Mek. Vaerks, Sordefjord, Norway

Commissioned: 1939 (commercial), 28 December 1942, Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 3 July 1943 and returned to the War Shipping Administration

Length: 135' 9'

Navigation Draft: 14' 9"

Beam: 25' 6"

Displacement: 675 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 1,363 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: NA

Armament: NA


Thorgaut was a former whaler acquired from the War Shipping Administration.  It cost the Government $13,750 to convert the vessel for war purposes.  She was placed in commission on 28 December 1942 under the command of Ken Wilson, USCG.

Thorgaut was assigned to Commander, WESTSEAFRON and was based out of Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, one of six such patrol craft based there.  She performed patrol duty during the war. 


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.