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YMS-44



Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Zebra - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 June 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 10 April 1942
  • Completed 25 May 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    YMS-44 39k Original photo: Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII
    Replacement photo: Joe Radigan

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