EM Dow, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

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

Endurance: NA

Complement: 30 men (commercial)

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

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.