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
Complement: 30 men (commercial)
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.