Kodiak, 1912 (WYP-173)

Feb. 5, 2021

Kodiak, 1912


Builder: J. F. Duthie and Co., Seattle, WA

Commissioned: 1912 (commercial) 9 March 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 16 March 1944, returned to the War Shipping Administration on 20 April 1943

Length: 106' 10"

Navigation Draft: 12' 4"

Beam: 19' 2"

Displacement: 173 tons full load

Propulsion: triple expansion, single screw

Shaft Power: 375 SHP

Maximum Speed: 9.5 knots

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: 2,900 miles

Complement: 10 men (commercial)

Armament: 1 20mm/80 2 short dc racks

Cutter History:

The Kodiak, built as a whaler, had good qualities as a patrol vessel-speed, quickness and an excellent turning radius.

The Coast Guard assigned Kodiak to the 13th District and she sailed on patrol duty from Ketchikan, Alaska.


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.