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YMS-62


YMS-62 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 November 1941 as YMS-62 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 25 February 1942
  • Ships sponsor was Mrs. Spessard Holland
  • Completed 23 May 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-62
  • Transferred to France 24 October 1944 and named Clematite (D 323)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-07 and M-647
  • Decommissioned 17 June 1954
  • Fate unknown.

    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-62 87k c. April 1942
    Library of Congress photo 8b03717r
    Joe Radigan
    YMS-62 116k From the collection of Chief Machinist Mate David Max Butler Mary Butler Arnold
    YMS-62 147k
    YMS-62 233k Crew photos
    From the collection of Chief Machinist Mate David Max Butler
    Mary Butler Arnold
    YMS-62 318k
    YMS-62 113k c. 1944
    Chief Petty Officer David Butler
    From the collection of Chief Machinist Mate David Max Butler
    Mary Butler Arnold

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-62
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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