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YMS-55 served the Navies of the United States and France

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 May 1941 as YMS-55 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched, 22 November 1941
  • Completed, 3 March 1942
  • Transferred to France, 30 September 1944 as Geranium (D 331)
  • Sold to France, 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-26 and M-666
  • Decommissioned 16 November 1954
  • 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, 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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    USS YMS-55
    YMS-55 65k In the Mediterranean Sea near Sicily
    Photo taken from YMS-63
    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 4 May 2019
    Geranium (D 331)
    YMS-55 89k 19 February 1946 Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-55 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
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