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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - How - Able

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 July 1941 by the Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TX
  • Launched 24 February 1942
  • Completed 1 August 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    YMS-68 60k 24 February 1942
    Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
    Courtesy of Dr. Howard C. Williams
    Texana and Orange County Historian
    Curry Garvin
    YMS-68 44k
    YMS-68 41k
    USS YMS-68
    YMS-68 52k From the collection of crew member A. Garito, MoMM3/c Tommy Trampp
    YMS-196 308k 6 May 1946
    Olongapo, Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
    John Dever is fourth from the left.
    YMS-68 is astern of YMS-196
    Photo by Leonor Art Studio, Subic City, P. I.
    John Dever

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-68
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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