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USCGC EM Euphane (WYP 360)
ex-USS Helen Euphane (SP 403)
Helen Euphane served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard
Menhaden Fishing Vessel:Built in 1902 by E. James Tull, Pocomoke City, MDAcquired by the Navy 23 May 1917Delivered 5 June 1917Commissioned USS Helen Euphane (SP 403), 1 June 1917Sold to her original owner 15 May 1919Acquired by the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC EM Euphane (WYP 360), 23 March 1943 (The EM in front of the name stood for Emergency Manning)Decommissioned 22 November 1943Returned to her owner 29 December 1944Acquired in April 1968 by Alexander W. K. "Bill" McDowell and his wife Ann of Rehoboth Beach, DEAcquired by John and Sharon Copeland for $1.00Sank in 1993Raised, dismantled and removed to the Berlin landfill at Berlin, MD.
Specifications:Displacement 178 t.1943 - 293 t.Length 112'1943 - 124'Beam 20' 4"Draft 7' 3"1943 - 9' 3"Speed 8.6 kts.Armament: One 1-pounderPropulsion: One single ended boiler, one 270ihp verticle steeple compound steam engine, one shaft1943 - One 380bhp diesel engine.
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|01||LTJG Roland G. Foster, USNRF||5 June 1917|
|02||Boatswain J. O. Story, USNRF||1919|
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