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YMS-216



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Charlie - Victor


YMS-216 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 June 1942 by J. N. Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 17 October 1942
  • Completed 26 February 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 July 1945 and reclassified T-596Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 1 August 1945
  • Placed out of service 15 April 1955 and laid up
  • Scrapped 7 October 1955.

    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
    01LTJG J. M. Fitzgerald, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-216
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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