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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Yoke - King

YMS-13 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 21 April 1941 by the Rice Brothers Corp., Boothsay, ME; Launched, 2 May 1942; Completed, 13 August 1942; Commissioned USS YMS-13; Transferred to France 9 October 1944 as Basilic (D 317); Sold to France, 21 March 1949; Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949; Reclassified D-4 and M-644; Decommissioned 28 December 1963. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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YMS-13 62k 3 September 1942 Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-13 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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