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YMS-147



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Fox - Xray

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 May 1942 by the Western Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Completed 26 February 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1948
  • Acquired in 1948 by Harvey R. MacMillan of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and named Marijean
  • 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-147 146k Marijean Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. M. Prokop, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-147
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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