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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Tare - Uncle

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 June 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 15 December 1941
  • Completed 30 March 1942
  • In early 1946 YMS-57 was part of a YMS flotilla which used sonar to chart the bottom of the lagoon at Bikini Atoll for use in positioning the variety of ships that would be anchored in the atoll for the upcoming A-bomb tests to be
    conducted there in July 1946
  • Decommissioned 19 June 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines and struck from the Naval Register
  • Transferred to the Philippines, on loan, in May 1948
  • 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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    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-57
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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