EM Joe, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Joe, WYP-356 (ex-Little Joe)

Builder: Humphreys Marine Railway, Inc. Weems, Virginia

Commissioned: 1922 (commercial); 9 June 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 22 February 1944 and returned to owner 6 March 1944

Length: 134' 3"

Navigation Draft: 10' 9"

Beam: 21' 7"

Displacement: 440 tons full load

Propulsion: diesel, single screw

Shaft Power: 500 BHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 30 men (commercial)

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

A former fishing vessel chartered for $500 a month. It cost the Government $110,874 to convert the ship for war use.  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 EM Joe was assigned to the CARIBSEAFRON and stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico.