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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Uncle - Uncle

YMS-39 sank 26 June 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 May 1941 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 23 December 1941
  • Commissioned USS YMS-39, 7 March 1942
  • Struck a mine off Balikpapan area, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies and sank 26 June 1945
  • YMS-39 earned three battle stars for World War II service.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 6' 1"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • 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
    YMS-39 217k Launching ceremony Bob Daly/PC-1181
    YMS-39 139k Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum Tom Nye
    YMS-39 296k Robert Jacobs, Inc. advertisement Tom Nye

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-39
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