EM Humphreys, WYP-325 (ex-H. R. Humphreys)
Builder: Humphreys Marine Railway, Weems, Virginia
Commissioned: 1919 Commercial; 26 January 1943 Coast Guard
Decommissioned: 27 March 1944 and returned to owner
Length: 126' 1"
Navigation Draft: 9' 7"
Beam: 20' 7"
Displacement: 350 tons full load
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Shaft Power: 380 BHP
Maximum Speed: 9.5 knots
Economical Speed: NA
Fuel Capacity: NA
Water Capacity: NA
Endurance: 3,320 miles at 9.5 knots
Complement: 26 men (commercial)
Armament: probably 1 6pdr. 2 20mm/80; 2 short dc tracks.
The EM Humphreys 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 $500 a month and conversion costs were $113,400.
The EM Humphreys performed patrol duty on the CARIBSEAFRON and was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.