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YMS-9



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Nan - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 4 February 1942 by Henry B. Nevins Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 15 June 1942
  • Completed 11 July 1942
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947
  • 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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    YMS-9 71k Launching ceremony in large building shed at Nevins.
    Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
    Tom Nye
    YMS-9 100k Launched
    Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
    YMS-9 179k 1 October 1942
    Navy Yard Charleston, SC
    In dry dock with SC-637, YMS-10 and YMS-49
    Robert Hall

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-9
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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