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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Mike - Tare

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 October 1941 by J. H. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 2 May 1942
  • Completed 30 October 1942
  • Grounded (thrown ashore in heavy weather) 10 January 1944 on the beach of Tanaga Island, Aleutian Islands, AK. She was patched up and refloated by a salvage party from the Coast Guard manned tug Ute (ATF 76) assisted
    by some of the crew of YMS-127 on 13 January and towed to Adak Island. Later she sailed to Seattle, WA
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1944 as a constructive total loss, not worth repairing
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in August 1945
  • Sold on 30 August 1945 and converted for merchant use and named M/V Vindicator
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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