EM Brusstar, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Brusstar, WYP-312 (ex-William S. Brusstar

Builder: Unknown, Baltimore, Maryland

Commissioned: 1902 (commercial); 25 January 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 16 June 1943 and returned to owner

Length: 130' 6"

Navigation Draft: 9' 6"

Beam: 20'

Displacement: 345 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 400 SHP

Maximum Speed: 11 knots

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 6 men (commercial)

Armament: 1 6pdr. 2 20mm/80; 2 short dc tracks.

Vessel History:

The EM Brusstar was a former Menhaden fishing vessel.  The EM in front of the name stood for Emergency Manning.  Coast Guard records usually kept the EM before the name of the vessel.  The Coast Guard chartered this vessel for patrol work.  The charter cost the Government $850 a month and conversion costs were $117,000.

The EM Brusstar performed patrol duty on the CARIBSEAFRON and was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.