EM Pocahontas, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

EM Pocahontas, WYP-362 (ex-Pocahontas

Builder: William G. Abbott Shipbuilding Co., Milford, Delaware

Commissioned: 1914 (commercial), 22 January 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 13 November 1943 and returned to the War Shipping Adninistration on 23 March 1945

Length: 139' 7"

Navigation Draft: 11' 5"

Beam: 24' 2"

Displacement: 535 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 500 SHP

Maximum Speed: 12 knots

Economical Speed: 10.5 knots

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: 1,260 mile radius at 10.5 knots

Complement: 29 men (commercial)

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

Vessel History:

The EM Pocahontas 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 costs for this vessel are not available.

She was assigned to duty with the EASTSEAFRON and was stationed at Little Creek, Virginia and used for patrol duty.