Ottern, 1943 (WYP-379)

March 6, 2021

Ottern, 1943


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

Endurance: Na

Complement: NA

Armament: 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.