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USCGC EM Margaret (WYP 323)
ex-USS SP-328

Call sign:
George - Sail - Quack - Nan

ex-USS Margaret (SP 328)

Margaret served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


  • Built in 1912 by the Rappahannock Marine Railway Co., Weems, Virginia for Bellows and Squires Co. of Ocran, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1917 and commissioned USS Margaret (SP 328)
  • Renamed SP-328 in 1918 to avoid confusion with another Navy ship of the same name
  • Sold 14 April 1919 to her former owner
  • Registered in 1927 to the National Oil Co. of Norfolk, VA as the freighter National II
  • Acquired by the Coast Guard 28 December 1942 and commissioned USCGC EM Margaret (WYP 323) (The EM in front of the name stood for Emergency Manning)
  • Decommissioned 7 June 1943
  • Returned to her owner 24 June 1943
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 273 t.Length 128'
  • Beam 23' 4"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: One 6-pounder
    1942 - One 6-pounder, two 20mm mounts and two short depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: One double-ended boiler, one 375hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    FV Margaret
    Margaret 65k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100558
    Naval Historical Center
    SP-328 67k Photographed circa 1917-19
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101977
    USCGC EM Margaret (WYP 323)
    SP-328 295k 31 January 1943
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Hez Hudgins, USNRF1918
    02ENS Hezakiah Muse Forrest, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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