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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Zebra - How

Sunk 24 September 1944

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 27 June 1941 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI; Launched 27 December 1941; Completed 20 June 1942; Sunk by a mine 24 September 1944 at 0653'N., 13410'E. in Palau Islands area, Caroline Islands; Struck from the Navy Register 11 December 1944.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 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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Size Image Description Source
YMS-19 20k Launching, 27 December 1941. .
YMS-19 56k 7 June 1942
Acceptance trials
Photo by T. P. Brightman
Herreshoff Marine Museum
YMS-19 12k 17 June 1942. .
YMS-19 97k c. late 1943 or early 1944
Naval Base in Puerto Rico
Matthew Lombardi,
PO 2/c, USN, Ret.

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-19
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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