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Brambling (MSC[O] 42)
ex-AMS-42
ex-YMS-109



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, 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.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LT H. E. Snyder, USNRDecember 1951 - 1953
    02LT R. O. Brannon, USNDecember 1951 - 1953
    03LT Robert Treat Shultz, USNJune 1954 - July 1955
    ??LT William Ernest Clark, USN.
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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