EM Conant, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Conant, WYP-320 (ex-Henry W. Conant

Builder: William G. Abbott Shipbuilding Co., Milford, Delaware

Commissioned: 1919 (commercial), 25 January 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 16 November 1943 and returned to owner 1 December 1943

Length: 124' 4"

Navigation Draft: 10' 1"

Beam: 22' 3"

Displacement: 385 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 200 SHP

Maximum Speed: 11 knots

Economical Speed: 9 knots

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: 675 mile radius at 9 knots

Complement: 32 men (commercial)

Armament: NA

Vessel History: 

The EM Conant 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 $750 a month and conversion costs were $111,600.

The EM Conant performed patrol duty in the EASTSEAFRON and was stationed at Cape May, New Jersey.