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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Xray - William

YMS-18 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 June 1941 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI
  • Launched 8 December 1941
  • Completed 9 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-18
  • Transferred to France 1 October 1944 as Glycine (D 332)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck a mine and sank 28 May 1949 off 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, two dcp
    Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines. Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-18 85k 17 April 1946 Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: Joe Radigan
    YMS-18 392k Photo of salvaged 3"/50 ammunition along with the ships 20mm guns and .50 cal. machine guns.
    Viet Minh photo courtesy of Charles Jaubert QM1 Bosseman
    André Pilon
    RFS Golo (L 9008), ex-USS LST-973

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-18
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    Association of Minemen
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