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Call sign:
Nan - William - Love - Tare

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 June 1941 by Colberg Boat Works and Stephen Brothers, Stockton, CA
  • Launched 20 February 1942
  • Completed 11 April 1942
  • Rammed by Hambleton (DMS 20), 10 April 1945 enroute to Kerama Retto, Okinawa
  • Taken under tow by Design (AM 219)
  • The following damage was sustained as result of collision with Hambleton: sheared off port quarter on an angle of approximately 24 degrees from frame eighty five to the after end of the fore and aft line, taking off rudder, port screw,
    depth charge rack with four depth charges, one fifty caliber machine gun, and most of loose gear in after hold and reel well hold. Gun Deck at frame forty seven, wing bridge and gyro repeater on port side bent. Starboard
    propeller shaft sprung
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946
  • Scrapped in September 1946.


  • 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 tracks, 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-96 18k Moored inboard of YMS-355 .

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Wilbur A. Raleigh, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-96
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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