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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - William - Sugar

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 June 1941 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., Long Island, NY
  • Launched 14 April 1942
  • Completed 12 May 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 mounts, two depth charge tracks, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-41 42k Photo by George G. Rosendall, LTjg, USNR, Commanding Officer Chris Rosendall
    YMS-41 209k Ship's OfficersPhoto by George G. Rosendall, LTjg, USNR, Commanding Officer
    YMS-41 109k
    YMS-41 338k 21 April 1945
    Colon, Republic of Panama
    Ship's Party
    Photo by George G. Rosendall, LTjg, USNR, Commanding Officer

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-41 at the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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