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Call sign:
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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 and sank, 26 June 1945. YMS-39 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

Specifications: Displacement 320 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 6' 1"; Speed 13 kts; Complement 33; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm, two dct, two dcp; Propulsion two 1,000 shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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