EM Dow, WYP-353 (ex-Annie Dow)
Builder: Humphreys Marine Railway, Inc. Weems, Virginia
Commissioned: 1924 (commercial) 24 June 1943 Coast Guard
Decommissioned: Abandoned at sea 14 October 1943; sold 20 August 1948
Length: 134' 3"
Navigation Draft: 10' 8"
Beam: 21' 7"
Displacement: 435 full load
Propulsion: I diesel, single screw
Shaft Power: 400 BHP
Maximum Speed: 10 knots
Economical Speed: NA
Fuel Capacity: NA
Water Capacity: NA
Complement: 30 men (commercial)
A former fishing boat. 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 duty. The charter costs $500 a month and the conversion cost was $105,872.
The EM Dow was assigned to the CARIBSEAFRON and was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her crew abandoned ship in a gale off Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and were rescued by the Coast Guard cutter Marion.