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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Baker - Item

YMS-79 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 June 1941 by Stadium Yacht Basin, Cleveland, OH
  • Launched, 27 December 1941
  • Completed, 26 June 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-79
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 February 1948
  • Sold to Turkey 10 May 1948 as TCG Kas (M 517)
  • Struck from the Turkish Navy list in 1963 and dismantled.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-79 112k Launching Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    USS YMS-79
    YMS-79 96k U.S. Navy photo Robert Hurst
    TCG Kas (M 517)
    YMS-79 118k . CŁneyt Demir
    YMS-79 66k c. 1959
    Turkish Navy photo from the 1959/1960 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-79
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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