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YMS-70



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Jig - Oboe

Sunk 17 October 1944

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 22 July 1941 by Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TX
  • Launched, 12 March 1942
  • Completed, 7 September 1942
  • Foundered in a storm off Leyte, Philippines, 17 October 1944 at 10 56' N., 125 12' E.
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 November 1944.

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