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YMS-144



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Baker - Mike


YMS-144 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 April 1942 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Launched 30 July 1942
  • Completed 17 March 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 17 May 1945 and reclassified T-523
  • Assigned to the PAcific Fleet 5 June 1945
  • Struck a mine 15 October 1945 while rendering assistance to her sister ship T-610, (ex-YMS-285) but remained afloat and towed into port
  • Deemed beyond repair 12 November 1945 and scrapped.

    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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. W. Lee, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-144.
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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