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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Able - Love - How

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 21 May 1941 by Frank L. Sample, Jr., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched 19 April 1942
  • Completed 18 August 1942
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in April 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    YMS-106 238k Ribbons at bottom of photo are from left to right: Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal
    Photo from the collection of crew member Joseph Gray, QM3c
    Steve Quinn

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-106
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