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YMS-226



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Mike - King


YMS-226 served the Navies of the United States and France.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 March 1942 as YMS-226 by Frank L. Sample, Jr., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched 31 August 1942
  • Completed 16 January 1943
  • Transferred to France 2 October 1944 and named Asphodere (D 314)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-03 and M-643
  • Decommissioned 11 February 1969
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-226 103k c. 1943
    Frank L. Sample, Jr. magazine advertisement
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-226
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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