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YMS-72



Call sign:
Nan - Item - Love - Uncle

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 July 1941 by the Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TX
  • Launched 9 April 1942
  • Completed 15 January 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 March 1946
  • Destroyed in June 1948.

    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-72
    YMS-72 72k 3 March 1942
    Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
    Courtesy of Dr. Howard C. Williams
    Texana and Orange County Historian
    Curry Garvin
    USS YMS-72
    YMS-72 286k En route from Perth, Australia to Hollandia, New Guinea Dennis B. McCourt

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-72
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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