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YMS-177



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Sugar - Mike

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 20 March 1943
  • Completed 18 July 1943
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 September 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in January 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 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-53 196k c. March 1946
    Terminal Island, CA
    YMS-53 moored inboard of YMS-198 with YMS-177 astern
    Photo from the collection of LTJG Jack W. Norris, XO, YMS-56
    Paul Norris

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. F. Seaman, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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