Builder: Smiths Dock Co., South Bork Mdf, Norway
Commissioned: 1937 (commercial), 5 April 1943 Coast Guard
Decommissioned: 7 July 1943 and returned to owner
Length: 138 ft
Navigation Draft: 14' 8"
Beam: 26' 4"
Displacement: 260 tons full load
Propulsion: steam, single screw
Shaft Power: 1,216 SHP
Maximum Speed: NA
Economical Speed: NA
Fuel Capacity: NA
Water Capacity: NA
Design & Service:
A former whaler, the Ottern was acquired from the War Shipping Administration. The conversion of the ship cost $ 13,750
The Ottern was assigned to the WESTSEAFRON and stationed at Monterey, California 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.