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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Oboe - Item

Troll call sign (1948):
King - Easy - Victor - King

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 May 1941 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 18 December 1941
  • Completed 17 July 1942 and commissioned USS YMS-129 under the command of LT John M. Wyckoff, USNR
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1947
  • Registered in 1948 to John Rabbe of Portland, OR as the fishing boat Troll
  • Registered in 1949 to Tidewater-Shaver Barge Lines of Portland as the fishing boat Tidewater Shaver
  • Registered in 1967 to the Top Quality Ocean Fish Co. of Astoria, OR as the fishing boat Kathy Jo
  • Registered in 1975 to Paul Erdman (aka Love Israel) as the fishing boat Abundance
  • Out of documentation in 1991
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 - 15
  • 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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    YMS-129 166k Edward C. Daly (DE 17) lies moored at Finger Bay, Adak, 3 March 1944. The motor minesweeper YMS-129 lies moored to a buoy in the background
    National Archives photo 80-G-221595
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-129
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