EM Warren Edwards, 1943

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EM Warren Edwards, WYP-354 (ex-E. Warren Edwards)

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

Commissioned: 1918 (Commercial); 5 July 1943 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 1 October 1943 and returned to her owner on 1 November 1943

Length: 152' 2"

Navigation Draft: 10' 2"

Beam: 21 ft

Displacement: 380 full load

Propulsion: diesel, single screw

Shaft Power: 150 BHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: 4 men (commercial)

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

A former 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 costs $500 a month and the conversion cost was $114,044.

The EM Warren Edwards performed patrol duty and was assigned to the CARIBSEAFRON.  During the war she was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia and San Juan Puerto Rico.