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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Xray - How

YMS-42 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 June 1941 by the Wheeler Ship Building Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 17 March 1942
  • Completed 25 April 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-42
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 July 1945 and reclassified T-592
  • Transferred to the Pacific Fleet 30 July 1945
  • Placed out of service 7 October 1955 and scrapped.


  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Albert Jack Bartlett, USN19 July 1945
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-42
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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