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Chauvenet (AGS 11)
ex-YMS-195



Call sign:
Nan - Zebra - Jig - George

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper/Derickson Class Survey Ship:

  • Laid down 3 April 1942 by the Hiltebrant Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 10 August 1942
  • Completed 20 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-195, 23 March 1943
  • Named Chauvenet and reclassified as a Survey Ship, AGS-11, 20 March 1945
  • Decommissioned in 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 3 July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1947
  • Sold in 1947 and became the British mercantile Zipper
  • Foundered in 1963, 100 miles off Georgetown, British Guinea.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 340 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 23' 4"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.5 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, andtwo depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Chauvenet 111k Chauvenet (AGS 11) Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy

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