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Egret (MSC[O] 46)
ex-AMS-46
ex-YMS-136



YMS-136 call sign:
November - Whiskey - Sierra - Quebec


Egret served the Navies of the United States and Brazil.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 July 1942 by the Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, OR
  • Launched 8 February 1943
  • Completed 19 March 1943 and commissioned YMS-136
  • Named Egret, reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-46, 1 September 1947 and placed in service as a Naval Reserve training ship in the 3rd Naval District (New York)
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-46, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Transferred to Brazilian 15 August 1960 and renamed Jutaí (M 12)
  • 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 1,000shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Egret 60k Egret (AMS 46) Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Robert Edward Classen, USN19 March 1943
    03LTJG R. E. Bornhop, USNDecember 1952
    04LT Robert Carhart Conolly, II, USNDecember 1952 - February 1954
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    Association of Minemen
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