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YMS-51



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Mike - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 July 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 22 June 1942
  • Completed 12 August 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    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 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-53 184k 28 December 1945
    Shanghai, China
    YMS-338, YMS-6, YMS-8, YMS-53 and YMS-51 were just a portion of the mine sweeping force tied-up along the Huangpu River
    Photo from the collection of LTJG Jack W. Norris, XO, YMS-56
    Paul Norris
    YMS-51 103k c. January 1946
    Sailing under the Golden Gate bridge into San Francisco Bay.
    Bill Webb

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-51
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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