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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.

Trawler/Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1912 by Rappahannock Marine Railway Co., Weems, VA for the Bellows and Squires Co. of Ocran, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy in 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 in April 1919 to her former owner
  • 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.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 273 t.; Length 128'
  • Beam 23' 3"
  • Draft 11' 4"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 34
  • Armament: One 6-pounder, two 20mm mounts and two short depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: One 500shp 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

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    Coast Guard history entry located on the USCGC History website
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