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YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:Laid down 22 July 1941 by the Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TXLaunched 23 April 1942Completed 22 January 1943Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in October 1947Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 270 t.Length 136'Beam 24' 6"Draft 8'Speed 15 kts.Complement 32Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, and two depth charge projectorsPropulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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