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Brant (MSC[O] 43)
ex-AMS-43
ex-YMS-113



Call sign:
November - Alpha - Victor - Hotel

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • The second Brant was laid down 4 June 1941 by San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Launched 13 February 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-113, 12 June 1942
  • Completed 12 August 1942
  • Decommissioned 7 August 1946
  • Placed in service 1 December 1946 and assigned as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-43 and named Brant, 1 September 1947
  • Placed out of service 10 February 1950 at Orange, TX
  • Recommissioned 12 February 1951
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-43, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 23 October 1955 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL group
  • 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 projectiles
  • 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
    USS YMS-113
    YMS-113 113k c. 1945
    San Francisco Bay
    Courtesy of Donald McPherson, 1976
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 84967
    Mike Green
    USS Brant (AMS 43)
    YMS-113 75k Outboard of an unidentified AMS Bob Thomasson

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Alfred Lee, USNR12 June 1942
    02LTJG W. W. Davis, USNR1945
    03LT Edward A. Brown, USNR12 February 1951 - January 1952
    04LT Malcomb B. Arthur, II, USNJanuary 1952 - 1953
    05LTJG Alfred Morine Pride, USN - USNA Class of 1950May 1954 - 23 October 1955
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Brant (MSC(O) 43)
    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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