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YMS-48



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Jig - How

Sunk 14 February 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 27 June 1941 by Wheeler Ship Building Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched, 15 May 1942
  • Completed, 14 July 1942
  • Sunk 14 February 1945 by USS Fletcher (DD 445) after being damaged by coastal defense guns at Corregidor, Philippines
  • Struck from the Navy list 23 February 1945.

    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 mounts, two dct and two dcp
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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