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YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 June 1941 by the J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 18 December 1941
  • Completed 25 July 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-125, LT Whitson M. Jones, USNR in command
  • Operated in Alaskan waters and decommissioned 1 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to the Russell Towboat and Moorage Co. of Vancouver, WA as the tugboat Russell 125
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1948 - 252 t.
  • Length 136'
    1948 - 126.3'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1948 - 25'
  • Draft 8'
    1948 - 11.3'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1948 - Two
  • 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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