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YMS-89



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Queen - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 July 1941 by the Hubbard's South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 22 November 1941
  • Completed 11 June 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-89 113k Original photo: c. 1942
    U.S. Navy photo
    Replacement photo: Photo from the 1943/1944 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Original photo:Jane's Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    YMS-89 307k c. 1945
    Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1974
    U.S. Navy photo NH 79687
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG W. L. Ford, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-89
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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