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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


YMS-63 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Mine Sweeper: Laid down, 26 November 1941 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL; Launched, 6 March 1942; Completed, 2 June 1942; Transferred to France, 2 October 1944 as Tiare (D 353); Sold to France, 21 March 1949; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1949; Reclassified D-16, M-656 and P-656, (dates unknown); Tiare decommissioned, 1961 and was scrapped, 1967.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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There is no DANFS history available for YMS-63 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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