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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Peter - Zebra

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 March 1942 by Henry B. Nevins Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 30 June 1942
  • Completed 24 July 1942
  • Decommissioned 2 June 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in December 1947
  • 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-9 179k 1 October 1942
    Navy Yard Charleston, SC
    In dry dock with SC-637, YMS-9 and YMS-49
    Robert Hall

    Commanding Officers
    ??LTJG Partee Wilson Crouch, Jr., USNWorld War II
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-10
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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