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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


YMS-25 served the Navies of the United States and Peru.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 November 1941 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, NY
  • Launched 28 January 1942
  • Completed 5 June 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 July 1947
  • Transferred to the state Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in September 1947
  • Sold to Peru and named Alferez de Fragata Bondy (M 27)
  • Renamed and reclassified Bondy (M 137) in 1964
  • Struck from the Peruvian Navy list in 1974
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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, and two depth charge projectors
  • 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
    USS YMS-25
    YMS-25 121k Photos from the October 1942 edition of Motor Boating magazine David Wright
    YMS-25 214k
    Alferez de Fragata Bondy (M 27)
    YMS-25 53k c. 1953 Robert Hurst
    Bondy (M 137)
    YMS-25 45k c. 1966 Robert Hurst

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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