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(In time of war, the Coast Guard reports to the Secretary of the Navy and all USCG vessels are listed as USS.)
Type and Characteristics - WYP-164; built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, as a commercial steel-hulled fishing trawler, named Arlington, 1936; commissioned by the Coast Guard 24 June 1942 at a cost of $75,000 to convert hull, renamed Aivik; 590 tons displacement full load, 128ft long x 23ft beam x 11ft 6in draft; main engines- 1 Fairbanks Morse; 5-cyl, 2 cycle diesel; propellers- single; BHP- 525; armament (1942) 2 x 20 mm/80 (single); crew approx. 18 to 20.
Log Period and Areas of Service - 1942-44, Greenland patrol.
Summary of Service
24 June 1942 - Commissioned and assigned to CINCLANT stationed at Boston, MA.
Used for weather station duty and Greenland Patrol.
21 May 1943 - Rescued 42 survivors from the British tanker SS Svend Foyne, which had collided with an iceberg.
Fate - Decommissioned 21 June 1944, returned to owner 11 September 1944.
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