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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 and named i>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
  • Tiare decommissioned in 1961
  • Scrapped in 1967.


  • 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, two shafts.
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    YMS-63 13k
    YMS-63 100k c. 1944
    Naples, Italy
    An unidentified Chief Petty Officer and crewmember
    Tommy Trampp
    YMS-63 120k c. 1944
    Palermo, Sicily
    Ships mascot and crewmen

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