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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Courtesy of Don McGrogan


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Jig - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 August 1941 by Henry B. Nevins Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 13 April 1942
  • Completed 19 April 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    YMS-5 80k 13 April 1942
    Photo caption:
    "New York.....The YMS-5, a minesweeper, is shown going down the ways at the City Island Shipyard today after being cracked on the nose with the traditional bottle, expertly handled by Mrs. H.P. Furber, wife of a naval Lieutenant. The YMS-5 is one of the minesweepers launched today and tomorrow at these yards."
    International News photo
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-5
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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