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Flamingo (MSC[O] 11)

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 May 1942 by Stadium Yacht Basin Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 12 September 1942
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-238, 23 November 1942
  • Named Flamingo and reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-11, 18 February 1947
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists plan for decommissioning and placing in reserve as February 1947
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-11, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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
    USS YMS-238
    YMS-293 115k YMS-238 moored between an unidentified YMS and YMS-293 Dave Page
    Son of Raymond H. Page
    Crew Member YMS-293
    USS Flamingo (AMS 11)
    Flamingo 68k Tommy Trampp
    Flamingo 124k Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG J. V. Sweeney, USNR1945
    02LCDR Lester Lee Alley, USN1950
    03LTJG Robert Brooks Steen, USN10 January 1951 - September 1952
    04LT Clarence A. Davidson, Jr., USNRSeptember 1952
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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