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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - Victor - Peter

YMS-180 served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 October 1942 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Completed 28 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-180 in May 1944
  • Decommissioned 27 August 1945, transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-609 at Cold Bay, AK
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 5 September 1945
  • Transferred 2 November 1955 to the People's Republic of China
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    USS YMS-180
    YMS-180 91k Alongside another YMS with a Fleet Minesweeper astern of her Ann Mitchell
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    YMS-180 91k .
    YMS-180 91k
    YMS-180 91k
    YMS-180 182k Photo from the book "Flot SSSR, Korabli i suda lendliza" (Soviet Navy. Lend-lease Warships and Vessels) by
    S. S. Berezhnoi
    Alex I. Khomenko
    Kiev, Ukraine

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG W. S. Martz, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-180
    "The Wartime Diary"
    of Edward (Ray) Mitchell, SM1/c, USS YMS-180
    View the YMS-180 Crew Photos
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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