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USCGC EM Stephen McKeever (WYP 363)
ex-USS Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. (SP 1169)

Call sign (1948):
Able - William - Oboe - Oboe

Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. served both the U. S. Navy and Coast Guard


  • Built in 1911 by Robert Palmer and Sons, Noank, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 August 1917 from McKeever Brothers, Inc. of New York City
  • Commissioned USS Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. (SP 1169), 14 August 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 27 March 1919
  • Sold 1 July 1919
  • Registered in 1927 to the Seaboard Oil and Guano Co. of Reedville, VA
  • Acquired by the Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC EM Stephen McKeever (WYP 363), 19 July 1943 (The EM in front of the name stood for "Emergency Manning")
  • Decommissioned 3 December 1943
  • Returned to her owner 29 December 1943
  • Registered in 1948 to the Atlantic Navigation Co. of Port Monmouth, NJ as the fishing boat Stephen W. McKeever, Jr.
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 223 t.
    1927 - 226 t.
    1948 - 223 t.
  • Length 136'
    1927 - 128'
  • Beam 24'
    1927 - 22.2'
  • Draft 12'
    1927 - 10'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 30
    1927 - 25
    1948 - 20
  • Armament: Two 3-pounders
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one verticle compound steam engine (later converted to a 300bhp diesel engine), one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-74 320k c. 1918
    Mathis Yacht Building Company shipyard, Camden, New Jersey SC-74 and another submarine chaser is fitting out in the foreground. Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. and a Coast Guard Cutter are in the background
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 4258
    Robert Hurst
    Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. 139k c. 1918
    Camden, New Jersey
    These converted "menhaden fisherman" type vessels are (from right to left): Stephen W. McKeever, Jr., USS Edward J. McKeever, Jr. (SP-684) and an unidentified camouflaged ship
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 1. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107062
    Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. 270k c. 1917/1919
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 42442

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Jesse U. Watson, USNRF1918
    02ENS Francis Bartlett Greeley, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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