EM Stephen McKeever, WYP-363 (ex-Stephen W. McKeever, Jr.)
Builder: R. Palmer and Sons, Noank, Connecticut
Commissioned: 1911 (commercial); 19 July 1943 (Coast Guard)
Decommissioned: 3 December 1943 and returned to owner
Length: 128 ft.
Navigation Draft: 10 ft.
Beam: 22' 2"
Displacement: 223 gross
Propulsion: diesel, single screw
Shaft Power: 300 BHP
Maximum Speed: NA
Economical Speed: NA
Fuel Capacity: NA
Water Capacity: NA
Complement: 20 men (commercial)
A former menhaden fishing boat. 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 costs $500 a month and the conversion cost was $105,516.
The EM Stephen McKeever was assigned to the EASTSEAFRON and sailed from Little Creek, Virginia.