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YMS-60



Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Zebra - Able

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 19 September 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 19 January 1942
  • Completed 2 May 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948
  • Scrapped in 1951 by Zidell, Portland, OR.

    Specifications:

  • 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-60 181k c. 1951
    Zidell Shipbreakers of Portland, OR
    Oregon Historical Society archives photo
    Joseph Lafo

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-60
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