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YMS-260



Call sign:
November - Delta - Hotel - Mike


YMS-260 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 May 1942 at South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 6 September 1942
  • Completed and commissioned as USS YMS-260, 9 April 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 2 August 1945 and reclassified T-527
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 11 September 1945
  • Placed out of service 15 April 1955 and laid up
  • Scrapped 11 July 1956.

    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-260 68k 12 April 1943 Hyperwar U.S. Navy in WWII

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. W. Pullen, USNR1945
    02LTJG J. D. O'Hara, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-260
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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