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YMS-239



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Victor - Able


YMS-293 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 May 1942 by Stadium Yacht Basin Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 27 October 1942
  • Completed 16 April 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-239
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 February 1948
  • Transferred to Turkey in May 1948 and named TCG Kerempe (M 30)
  • Struck from the Turkish Navy list in 1966
  • 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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    YMS-239 80k . CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-239

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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