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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Xray - Easy

YMS-241 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 May 1942 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Completed 18 February 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-241
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 July 1945 and reclassified T-591
  • Assigned to the Northern Pacific Fleet 30 July 1945
  • Participated in the Yuzhno-Sakhalin, Japan offensive 11 - 25 August 1945
  • Reclassified as a Hydrographic Vessel 28 June 1947
  • Sunk in the Tatar Strait between 28 - 30 June 1956 in agreement with the United States
  • Struck from the Soviet Navy list 11 June 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1956.


  • 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-241 37k c. February 1943
    Fitting out at Tacoma Boat Building Co.
    Tacoma Boat Building Co. photo 32464
    Tommy Trampp
    YMS-241 33k c. February 1943
    On sea trials
    Tacoma Boat Building Co. photo 32465
    YMS-241 112k 20 February 1943
    Progress photo, Tacoma Boat Building Co.
    Photo by Moyer and Co.
    S. S. Arkansan website

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Emery Lyle Burgess, USNR1945
    02LTJG H. T. Rubino, USNR26 March - 19 July 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-241
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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