Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

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
  • 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.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    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

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-177
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History