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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 & Construction Co., Long Island, NY; Launched, 31 March 1942; Completed, 17 July 1942; Transferred to France 14 October 1944 as 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. Fate unknown.

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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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BYMS-28 64k . Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-28
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