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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Item - How - Yankee

YMS-69 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 22 July 1941 by the Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TX; Launched, 5 May 1942; Completed, 15 August 1942; Transferred to France as Marjolaine (D 337), 30 September 1944; Sold to France, 21 March 1949; Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949. Fate unknown.

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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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YMS-69 40k Marjolaine (D 337) Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-69
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