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Call sign:
Nan - William - Roger - Mike

YMS-135 served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 May 1942 by the Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, WA
  • Launched 26 December 1942
  • Completed 20 February 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-135
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 6 September 1945 and reclassified T-606 and assigned to the Pacific Fleet
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer date as May 1945
  • Transferred to the People's Republic of China
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-135 195k c. 1942
    General Arrangement, Inboard Profile, Pilot House, Forecastle
    Joe Radigan
    YMS-135 117k 18 February 1943 Robert Hurst
    YMS-130/135 59k c. 1943 - 45
    Dutch Harbor, Aleutians.
    Phoebe (AMc 57) pierside, YMS-135 center and YMS-130
    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-135
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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