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Emma Kate Ross (SP 2844)


  • Built in 1882 by John Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ for Ross and Sandford of Jersey City, NJ
  • Acquired by the Coast Guard in 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 July 1918 and placed in service the same day
  • Returned to the Coast Guard in 1919
  • Acquired by Newtown Creek Towing Co. of New York and renamed Russell No. 5 in 1941 and Essex later in the year
  • Acquired in 1948 by the Mathiasen Steamboat Co. of Delaware and renamed Helen M. Mathiasen
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 350 t.
  • Length 104' 2"
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Armament: One 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 260hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft
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    Emma Kate Ross 166k c. 1947
    New York
    Helen M. Mathiasen
    Photo by Todd Kent
    Antique and Classic Photographic Images website

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