EM Covington, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Covington, WYP-314 (ex-William T. Covington, Jr.

Builder: M. M. Davis and Son, Solomons, Maryland

Commissioned: 1923 (commercial); 17 February 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 30 June 1943 and returned to owner on 7 July 1943

Length: 129' 11"

Navigation Draft: 10 ft

Beam: 22' 4"

Displacement: 440 tons full load

Propulsion: diesel, single screw

Shaft Power: 400 BHP

Maximum Speed: 11 knots

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 34 men (commercial)

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

The EM Covington was a former 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 $116,100.