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Brambling (MSC[O] 42)

Call sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - India

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 21 May 1941 by the Burger Boat Co., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched, 16 May 1942
  • Completed, 4 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-109
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper and named Brambling (AMS 42), 1 September 1947 and assigned as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-42, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • 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, two dcp
    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-109 57k c. 1955
    U.S. Navy photo from the 1956/1957 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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