EM Margaret, 1942

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Margaret, WYP-323 (ex-Margaret

Builder: Rappahannock Marine Railway Co., Weems, Virginia

Commissioned: 1912 (commercial), 28 December 1942 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 7 June 1943 and returned to owner 24 June 1943

Length: 128'

Navigation Draft: 11' 4"

Beam: 23; 3"

Displacement: 468 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 500 SHP

Maximum Speed: 11 knots

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 34 men (commercial)

Armament: 1 6pdr. 2 20mm/80; 2 short dc tracks

Vessel History:

The EM Margaret 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 $850 a month and conversion costs were $115,200.

The EM Margaret performed patrol duty in the EASTSEAFRON and was stationed at Cape May, New Jersey,