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YMS-85 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 June 1941 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 19 March 1942
  • Completed 30 June 1942
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 17 August 1945 and reclassified T-604
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 31 August 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1946
  • Struck from the Soviet Navy list 25 June 1956
  • Sunk 28 June 1956 in the Sea of Japan in agreement with the United States.


  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT F. A. Whittle, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-85
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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