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Call sign:
November - Quebec - Uniform - Alpha

YMS-208 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 16 April 1942 as YMS-208 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., City Island, NY; Launched, 8 August 1942; Completed, 20 February 1943; Transferred to France 27 March 1944 as Genet (D 272); Sold to France, 21 March 1949; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1949; Reclassified D-355, D-11 and M-651; Decommissioned 30 November 1961. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.

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YMS-208 119k Launching
City Island Nautical Museum photo
Tom Nye

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