EM Rowe, 1943

Dec. 30, 2020

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

Endurance: NA

Complement: 26 men (commercial)

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

Vessel History:

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.