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Albatross (EMSC[O] 1)
ex-Albatross (EAMS 1)
ex-Albatross (AMS 1)

Call sign:
November - Uniform - Delta - Hotel

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • The fifth Albatross was laid down 27 June 1941 as YMS-80 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 5 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-80, 15 July 1942
  • Named Albatross and reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-1, 18 August 1947
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists reclassification date as February 1947
  • Reclassified as an Experimental Motor Minesweeper, EAMS-1, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified as an Experimental Coastal Minesweeper (Old), EMSC(O)-1, 10 February 1955
  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1958 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group
  • Sold 19 February 1959 to Dorado Inc. of Wildwood, NJ and renamed Dorado
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 14.5 kts.
  • Complement 27
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, four .50 cal. machine guns, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles Bulfinch, USNR15 July 1942
    02LCDR George Andrew Church, USNAugust 1954 - October 1956
    03LT Edward Joseph Mountford, USNOctober 1956 - 1 March 1958
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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