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YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 April 1941 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 8 November 1941
  • Completed 4 June 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 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-76 & YMS-78 71k Under construction with YMS-78 alongside Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS YMS-76
    YMS-76 71k c. 1942
    Departing Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Photo from Nova Scotia Archives, Jefferson Collection
    Nova Scotia Archives
    Photo added 29 November 2019

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-76
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