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
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
Complement: 34 men (commercial)
Armament: 1 6pdr. 2 20mm/80; 2 short dc tracks
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,