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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
Nan - Able - George - Able
YMS-3 served the Navies of the United States and France
YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Mine SweeperLaid down 18 March 1941 as YMS-3 by Henry B. Nevins Inc., City Island, NYLaunched 13 April 1942Completed 25 April 1942Participated in the Anzio-Nettuno (Italy) operation, 22 January 1944 - 4 March 1944 as a member of Task Force 81.7 (Sweeper Group)Transferred to France 2 October 1944 and named Heliotrope (D 334)Sold to France 21 March 1949Struck from the Naval Register 28 April 1949Reclassified D-22 and M-662Decommissioned 4 December 1965Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 270 t.Length 136'Beam 24' 6"Draft 8'Speed 15 kts.Complement 32Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, and two depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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||Photo from the collection of GM1/c Frank Joseph Kelly, USNR
||Katie Dillard Schwend via Sean J. Rogers
||Citation for awarding of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to GM1/c Frank Joseph Kelly, USNR
||Sean J. Rogers
||Newspaper clipping concerning award
There is no DANFS history available for YMS-3
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