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Courlan (MSC[O] 44)
ex-AMS-44
ex-YMS-114



Call sign:
November - Alpha - Whiskey - Echo

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 June 1941 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Launched 13 March 1942
  • Completed 12 August 1942 and commissioned as USS YMS-114
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-44 and named Courlan 1 September 1947 and assigned as a Naval Reserve training vessel in the 8th Naval District (New Orleans)
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-43, 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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    Commanding Officers
    ??LT G. D. MacDonald, USN1952
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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