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YMS-16



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Victor - Easy


YMS-20 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 March 1942 as YMS-16 by the Rice Brothers Corp., East Boothbay, ME
  • Launched, 7 September 1942
  • Completed, 15 February 1943;
  • Transferred to France 18 October 1944 as Capucine (D 322)
  • Sold to France, 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-14 and M-644
  • Decommissioned 12 February 1955
  • 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, two dcp
    Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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    YMS-16 85k c. 1946
    French Navy photo from Jane's Fighting Ships
    Joe Radigan
    YMS-16 88k 7 April 1946 Joe Radigan

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