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Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Queen - William

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 May 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 1 November 1941
  • Completed 9 February 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation in December 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 depth charge tracks 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-54 56k . Jim Matley
    YMS-54 182k
    YMS-54 112k From the collection of Robert Yost Janice Carroll
    YMS-54 245k Robert Yost, S2c, USNR
    From the collection of Robert Yost
    YMS-54 152k Crew photos
    From the collection of Robert Yost
    YMS-54 137k
    YMS-54 146k
    YMS-54 82k
    YMS-54 72k 23 April 1946
    Olongapo, Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
    Crew photo
    Jim Matley

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-54
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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