EM Rowe, WYP-328 (ex-W. R. Rowe)
Builder: E. James Tull, Pokomoke City, Maryland
Commissioned: 1901 (commercial) 25 January 1943 Coast Guard
Decommissioned: 9 June 1943 and returned to owner on 5 July 1943
Length: 132' 5"
Navigation Draft: 10' 9"
Beam: 20' 9"
Displacement: 380 tons full load
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Shaft Power: 540 BHP
Maximum Speed: 11 knots
Economical Speed: NA
Fuel Capacity: NA
Water Capacity: NA
Complement: 26 men (commercial)
Armament: probably 1 6pdr. 2 20mm/80; 2 short dc tracks.
The EM Rowe 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 $129,600.
The EM Rowe performed patrol duty on the CARIBSEAFRON and was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.