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Call sign:
November - Yankee - Tango - Golf

YMS-178 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 24 April 1943
  • Completed 31 July 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 July 1945 and reclassified T-588
  • Assigned to the Northern Pacific Fleet 30 July 1945
  • Participated in the landings at Maoku (Kholmsk), Yuzhno-Sakhalin, Japan 11 - 25 August 1945
  • Placed out of service 1 September 1945 and laid up
  • Reclassified 27 February 1956 as an auxiliary vessel BRN-11
  • Sunk in the Tatar Strait between 28 -30 June 1956 in agreement with the United States
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1956.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount,\ and two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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