EM Humphreys, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

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.

Vessel History:

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.