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Call sign:
Nan - William - George - Sugar

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 June 1941 by Colberg Works and Stephen Brothers, Stockton, CA
  • Launched 15 December 1941
  • Completed 11 March 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-94
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in September 1947
  • Registered in 1949 to Material Service Corp. of Chicago, IL as the tug Sandy out of Chicago
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1949 - 249 t.
  • Length 136'
    1949 - 127'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
    1949 - 10'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1949 - Nine
  • 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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    YMS-271/94/183 69k YMS-271, YMS-94 and YMS-183 alongside an unidentified tender Jim Matley

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. R. Stanfield, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-94
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