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YMS-65



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Dog - Oboe

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 January 1942 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 30 March 1942
  • Completed 5 July 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947
  • 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-64 126k c. April 1942
    YMS-64 and YMS-65 under construction
    Library of Congress photo 8b03715r
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-65
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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