Bodega, 1942 (WYP 342)

Nov. 10, 2020

Bodega, 1942

WYP 342; ex-Thordr

Builder: Akers Mek. Vaerks, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned: 1930 (commercial), 21 November 1942 Coat Guard

Decommissioned: Abandoned 20 December 1943

Length: 123' 1"

Navigation Draft: 13' 2"

Beam: 23' 9"

Displacement: 588 tons overall

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 750 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: NA

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

A former whaler transferred to the Coast Guard from the War Shipping Administration.  The Coast Guard crews found her crowded and wet.  Conversion costs were $283,541.  The Coast Guard acquired Thordr for duty in Greenland but instead she was assigned to the Caribbean because of her wetness.

Bodega operated in the PASEAFRON and was stationed on the East Coast and at Balboa, Canal Zone where she operated in the Caribbean.  On 20 December 1943, she became stranded while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS James Withycombe.


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.