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YMS-2



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Fox - Uncle

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 March 1941 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 28 January 1942
  • Completed 9 April 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-2 104k Half hull plaque of YMS-2 made by Tom Nye's father Tom Nye
    YMS-2 223k c. 1943
    Photo by GM2/c Russell Wilmhoff, YMS-2 crewmember
    Roy Wilmhoff

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Owen P. Rafferty, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-2
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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