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YMS-28



Call sign:
November - Bravo - Delta - Echo


YMS-28 served the Navies of the United States, France and South Vietnam.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 January 1942 as YMS-28 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, NY
  • Launched 31 March 1942
  • Completed 17 July 1942
  • Transferred to France 14 October 1944 and named Auberpine (D 315)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-17 and M-657
  • Decommissioned and transferred to South Vietnam 12 February 1954 and renamed Ham Tu (HQ 11)
  • Scrapped in 1958.

    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 mounts, and two depth charge projectors
  • 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-28
    BYMS-28 142k Photo from the October 1942 edition of Motor Boating magazine David Wright
    Auberpine (D 315)
    BYMS-28 64k . Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-28
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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