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ex-HMS J-994

YMS-194 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Item - Oboe

BYMS-2194 served the Navies of Great Britian and Italy.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 November 1942 as YMS-194 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 30 January 1943
  • Completed 11 July 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy 12 July 1943 and reclassified HMS J-994
  • Reclassified HMS BYMS-2194
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 August 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in November 1947
  • Returned to U. S. custody 29 December 1947, transferred to Italy and named Tulipano (DR 416)
  • Reclassified M-5414
  • Struck in 1966
  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-194 61k c. 1954
    Photo by Ing. L. Accorsi from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-194.
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