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.
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.