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YMS-132



Call sign:
Nan - Able - King - Able

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 July 1941 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 2 May 1942
  • Completed 10 November 1942
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1947
  • 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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    YMS-132
    YMS-132 70k Christening party Jeff Dial
    YMS-132 72k Christening
    USS YMS-132
    YMS-134 99k c. July 1944
    Alongside YMS-134 at Cold Bay, Alaska
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    YMS-132 150k 4 July 1944
    Womens Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska
    National Archives photo
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-132
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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