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Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - King - Nan

YMS-169 served the Navies of the United States and France

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 September 1942 as YMS-169 by the Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI
  • Launched 24 April 1943
  • Completed 19 June 1943
  • Transferred to France 26 August 1944 and named Amarante (D 301)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-01 and M-641
  • Decommissioned 8 March 1961
  • 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 projetors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-169 37k Photo from Navies of the Second World War: The French Navy, by Henri Le Masson Robert Hurst
    YMS-169 333k c. 1943
    Off the U.S. east coast
    National Archives photo 80-G-411696
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-169
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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