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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign: Nan - Baker - Oboe - Oboe

YMS-33 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 May 1941 by the C. Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 8 October 1941
  • Completed 10 June 1942
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 17 August 1945 and reclassified T-603
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 31 August 1945
  • Placed out of service 1 September 1955 and laid up in reserve
  • Reclassified BRN-14, 27 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy list 25 June 1956
  • Sunk in the Sea of Japan 28 June 1956 in agreement with the United States.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One single 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 reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-33 458k c. 1945
    Pearl Harbor, HI
    Crew photo
    Photo from MyHeritage website
    Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. W. Dowling, USNR1945
    02LT L. M. Shine, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-33
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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