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Courser (MSC[O] 6)
ex-AMS-6
ex-YMS-201



Call sign:
November - Quebec - Mike - Bravo

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 August 1942 as YMS-201 by the Hiltebrant Dock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 19 November 1942
  • Completed 24 July 1943
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-6, 17 February 1947 and named Courser the following day
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as February 1947
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minsweeper (Old), MSC(O)-6, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT Richard Louis Rodier, USN1950 - April 1952
    02LT Alfred Clarence Sharp, USNApril 1952
    03LT Henry Thornton (Beau) Dietrich, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1951
    Awarded two Legions of Merit and the Bronze Star - Retired as Captain
    January 1956 - April 1958
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Joe Radigan and Bill Gonyo

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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