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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, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 May 1917
  • Delivered 5 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Helen Euphane (SP 403), 1 June 1917
  • Sold to her original owner 15 May 1919
  • Acquired 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 1943
  • Returned to her owner 29 December 1944
  • Acquired in April 1968 by Alexander W. K. "Bill" McDowell and his wife Ann of Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Acquired by John and Sharon Copeland for $1.00
  • Sank in 1993
  • Raised, dismantled and removed to the Berlin landfill at Berlin, MD.


  • 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-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 270ihp verticle steeple compound steam engine, one shaft
    1943 - One 380bhp diesel engine.

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    Size Image Description Source
    Helen Euphane 235k Guy McFadden
    Helen Euphane 115k Newspaper photos
    Helen Euphane 89k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Roland G. Foster, USNRF5 June 1917
    02Boatswain James O. Story, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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