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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Xray - How

YMS-59 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 July 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 30 December 1941
  • Completed 24 April 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-59
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 6 June 1945 and reclassified T-521
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 27 June 1945
  • Placed out of service 11 July 1956 and scrapped.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-59 36k c. 1944
    Honolulu, HI
    From the collection of EM2c Howard G. Marshall, YMS-59
    Wesley G. Marshall
    YMS-59 207k Howard G. Marshall
    From the collection of EM2c Howard G. Marshall, YMS-59

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. C. Gracey, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-59
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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