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YMS-251



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Easy - Item

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 May 1942 by the Weaver Shipyard, Orange, TX
  • Launched 24 December 1942
  • Completed 30 August 1943
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • 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-251 37k 24 December 1942
    Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
    Courtesy of Dr. Howard C. Williams
    Texana and Orange County Historian
    Curry Garvin

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-251
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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