EM Caddo, 1944

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Caddo, WYP-174 (ex-Tanginak; ex-Tyee Junior

Builder: Moran Co., Seattle, Washington

Commissioned: 1907 (commercial); 9 March 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 16 March 1944

Length: 103 ft

Navigation Draft: 11' 8"

Beam: 17' 7"

Displacement: 372 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 350 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 10 commercial

Armament: 1 20mm/80, 2 short dc tracks

Vessel History:

The Caddo was a former whaler and was suited to duty in northern areas.  The builders strengthened the hull with extra scantlings to work in ice.  The Government paid $35,000 to charter this vessel.

During World War II, the Coast Guard assigned Caddo to the 13th District and stationed her at Ketchikan, Alaska.