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YMS-259



Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Item - William

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 May 1942 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 21 August 1942
  • Completed 5 March 1943
  • Participated in minesweeping operations in Borneo in May/June 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 16 September 1947
  • To be sold by the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in April 1948
  • 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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    Association of Minemen
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