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YMS-20



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Uncle - Item


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

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 June 1941 as YMS-20 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, NY
  • Launched, 1 November 1941
  • Completed, 18 April 1942
  • Transferred to France 20 October 1944 as Gentiane (D 327)
  • Sold to France, 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-08 and M-648
  • Decommissioned 11 August 1960
  • 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, two dcp
    Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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    Size Image Description Source
    USS YMS-20
    YMS-20 100k Photo courtesy of Leonard R. Bertolino LT,USNR-DE Bill Gonyo
    Gentiane (D 327)
    YMS-20 71k Gentiane underway with a double Oropesa sweep streamed Robert Hurst
    YMS-20 79k 7 April 1946 Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-20
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen


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