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YMS-207



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Roger - Victor


YMS-207 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 April 1942 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 1 August 1942
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-207, 18 January 1943
  • Transferred to France 16 March 1944 and named Petunia (D 271)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-354, D-06 and M-664
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1961Fate 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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    YMS-207 58k c. February 1943
    Courtesy of the City Island Nautical Museum
    Tom Nye
    YMS-207 210k Minesweeping operations off Salerno, [Italy] 11 September 1943. USS YMS-207 is in the foreground
    Photographed from USS Savannah (CL-42)
    National Archives photo 80-G-325464
    Mike Green
    YMS-207 206k c. 1944 Tom Nye

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-207
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen


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