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Call sign:
November - Alpha - Echo - Bravo

YMS-100 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 July 1941 by the Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, OR
  • Launched 12 April 1942
  • Completed 20 June 1942
  • Transferred 17 August 1945 to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-602
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 31 August 1945
  • Placed out of service 17 October 1955 and laid up
  • Struck from the Soviet Navy list 25 June 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1956
  • Sunk between 28 - 30 June 1956 in the Sea of Japan in agreement with the United States.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-100 123k 12 April 1942
    Astoria, OR
    Sadie Kennedy
    YMS-100 288k c. 1942
    Astoria, OR
    YMS-100 1368k c. 1944
    Mr. Ross, Commanding Officer

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William H. Ross, USNR1944 - 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-100
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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