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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Queen - Item

YMS-35 served the Navies of the United States and Peru.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 May 1941 by C. Hiltebrant Dry Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched, 7 November 1941
  • Completed, 13 July 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 July 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in August 1947
  • Sold to Peru and named San Martin
  • 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 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS YMS-35
    YMS-35 76k . Victor Lewis
    YMS-35 100k c. 1942
    View of bow taken from Crow's Nest. Officer in 3"/50 gun mount is identified as Bill Evans.
    Helen L. Schneidau
    from the collection of LT John D. Schneidau, Jr., USNR, Commanding Officer, USS LST-31
    YMS-35 139k c. 1942
    Looking aft from the Signal Bridge showing just a bit less than 2/3 of the ships length.
    YMS-35 104k c. 1942
    Lookout in Crow's Nest.
    YMS-35 85k c. 1942
    YMS-35 79k
    YMS-35 81k
    YMS-35 100k c. 1942
    "Skipper." Ship's mascot.
    YMS-35 62k c. September 1944
    Yorktown, VA
    The crew of YMS-35.
    Victor Lewis
    YMS-35 79k Back of photo.
    San Martin
    YMS-35 59k c. 1958
    Peruvian Navy photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-35
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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