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YMS-43 served the Navies of the United States and France.
YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 12 June 1941 by the Wheeler Ship Building Corp., Brooklyn, NY; Launched 30 March 1942; Completed, 11 May 1942; Commissioned YMS-43; Transferred to France, 20 October 1944 as Lotus (D 324); Sold to France, 21 March 1949; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1949. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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||YMS-43 alongside Broadbill (AM 58).
There is no DANFS history available for YMS-43 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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