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Call sign:
Nan - Easy - King - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 June 1941 by the Wheeler Ship Building Corp., Brooklyn, NY
  • Launched 22 May 1942
  • Completed 24 July 1942
  • Damaged by coastal defense gun fire 28 June 1945 in the Balikpapan area, Borneo at 01. 00' S., 117. 00' E.
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 3 July 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-49 37k . Joe Radigan
    YMS-9 179k 1 October 1942
    Navy Yard Charleston, SC
    In dry dock with SC-637, YMS-9 and YMS-10
    Robert Hall

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-49
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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