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YMS-222



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Jig - Roger

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 May 1942 by Mojean and Erickson, Tacoma, Washington
  • Launched 11 November 1942
  • Completed 24 April 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-222 the same day and assigned to the Pacific Fleet
  • Decommissioned 4 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in May 1947 and sold to Bruce K. Swansey of Houston, TX for use as a tug boat and named Jeanie S.
  • Sold in 1950 to William S. Wells of Southport, NC for use as a fishing boat
  • 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 Vernon A. Brown, USNR24 April 1943
    02LTJG R. S. Moorefield, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-222
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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