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Call sign:
November - Echo - Lima - Yankee

Sunk 18 June 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 16 July 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY; Launched, 6 June 1942; Completed 3 August 1942; Commissioned, (date unknown); Struck a mine 18 June 1945 at 0118' S., 11649' E., off Balikpapan area, Borneo and sunk by U. S. forces the same day; Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown).

Specifications: Displacement 320 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 6' 1"; Speed 13 kts; Complement 33; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dct, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.

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There is no DANFS history available for YMS-50 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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