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YMS-110



Call sign:
Nan - Able - Oboe - Easy

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 August 1941 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Launched 16 July 1942
  • Completed 10 October 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-110
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in January 1947
  • Sold in 1949 to the Sebastian Stuart Fish Co., of Astoria, WA and named Medina
  • Sold in 1959 to Alaska Shell Fish Inc. of Seattle, WA
  • Sold in 1969 to Alaska Processing, Inc. of Chicago, IL
  • Not listed in the Merchant Vessels of the U.S. in 1970
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt singlr reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-110 & 111 421k Undated postcard
    Inscription on back:
    U.S.S. YMS 110 and U.S.S YMS 111

    These two Navy Minesweepers are underway sweeping in heavy seas during World War II, U.S.S. YMS 110 earned 165 stars for mines swept. Very few sweepers entered port with a clean attack. From painting by unknown artist
    R&J A Guam Production 88

    Jon A. Davis

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-110
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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