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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Tare - Item

YMS-15 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 July 1941 by the Rice Brothers Corp., Boothbay, ME
  • Launched 16 July 1942
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-15, 5 December 1942
  • Decommissioned 1 October 1944, transferred to France and named Myosotis (D 338)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Struck a mine and sunk 20 June 1949 on the Mekong River, French Indo-China (Vietnam).


  • 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-15 24k . Pati Braun
    YMS-15 23k Alongside YMS-29. Pati Braun

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-15
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