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YMS-151



Call sign:
Nan - Xray - King - Xray

Destroyed 26 December 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 June 1942 by the Campbell Machine Co., San Diego, CA
  • Launched 31 March 1943
  • Completed 5 October 1943
  • Grounded in typhoon Louise at Okinawa 9 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 December 1945
  • Hulk destroyed 26 December 1945.

    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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-151 71k 1 October 1943 Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. A. Thompson, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-151
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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