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Call sign:
Nan - Baker - Peter - Peter

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 June 1941 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 18 December 1941
  • Completed 27 August 1942
  • Commissioned USS YMS-130, 31 August 1942 under the command of LT Robert P. Hosford, USNR
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in November 1946
  • Registered in 1949 to Hans Peterson of Pelican, AK as the freight barge Einstoss No. 14 out of Sitka, AK
  • Renamed Chum
  • Abandoned in 1950
  • Registered in 1952 to John Bremmer of Yakutat, AK as the freight barge Chum out of Juneau, AK
  • Abandoned in 1960.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1949 - 254 t.
  • Length 136'
    1949 - 126.3'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1949 - 25'
  • Draft 8'
    1949 - 11.3'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1949 - None
  • 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-130/135 59k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, AK
    Phoebe (AMc 57) pierside, YMS-135 center and YMS-130 outboard
    Contributed by Cyrus Dodd III, in honor of his father,
    Cyrus C. Dodd Jr., former crew member of Phoebe

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-130
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