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YMS-88



Call sign:
November - Uniform - Papa - Alpha


YMS-88 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 June 1941 by Hubbard's South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 18 October 1941
  • Completed 5 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-88
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 27 August 1945 and reclassified T-608
  • Scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 320 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 6' 1"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, two depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-88 131k National Archives photo Tommy Trampp

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. E. Dysart, USNR1945
    02LTJG W. R. Holmes, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-88
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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