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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, NYLaunched, 1 November 1941Completed, 18 April 1942Transferred to France 20 October 1944 as Gentiane (D 327)Sold to France, 21 March 1949Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949Reclassified D-08 and M-648Decommissioned 11 August 1960Fate unknown.
Displacement 270 t.
Beam 24' 6"
Speed 15 kts.
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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||Photo courtesy of Leonard R. Bertolino LT,USNR-DE
|Gentiane (D 327)
||Gentiane underway with a double Oropesa sweep streamed
||7 April 1946
There is no DANFS history available for YMS-20
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