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YMS-227



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - King - Xray


YMS-227 served the Navies of the United States and France

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 4 April 1942 as YMS-227 by Frank L. Sample, Jr., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Completed 20 March 1943
  • Transferred to France 20 March 1944 and named Zinnia (D 273)
  • Sold to France 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the Navy Register 28 April 1949
  • Reclassified D-356, D-12 and M-652
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1961
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 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-227
    YMS-227 341k Sponsor's party at the ship's launching ceremony, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 7 September 1942. Barbara Louise Teel, the sponsor, is in the center
    National Archives photo 19-N-45589
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photos added 7 February 2021
    YMS-227 340k Ship's launching ceremony, at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 7 September 1942
    National Archives photo 19-N-45590
    YMS-227 214k Barbara Louise Teel christens the ship at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 7 September 1942
    National Archives photo 19-N-45591
    YMS-227 182k 7 September 1942
    Launching and immediately after
    National Archives photos 19-N-45592 and 19-N-45593
    Mike Green
    YMS-227 200k
    USS YMS-227
    YMS-227 643k At Palermo, Sicily, in 1943
    Courtesy of Mr. Ted DiCecco, Avondale, Pennsylvania, 1971
    U.S. Navy photo NH 73656
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photos added 7 February 2021
    YMS-227 575k Off Sicily, 1943-1944
    Courtesy of Mr. Ted DiCecco, Avondale, Pennsylvania, 1971
    U.S. Navy photo NH 73658
    YMS-227 300k At Oran, Algeria, in 1944
    Courtesy of Mr. Ted DiCecco, Avondale, Pennsylvania, 1971
    U.S. Navy photo NH 73657
    Zinnia (D 273)
    YMS-227 100k Zinnia (foreground), conducting a sweep with two unidentified minesweepers Robert Hurst

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