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Call sign:
Nan - Fox - King - Uncle

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 4 May 1942 by the Krause and Banks Shipbuilding Co., North Bend, OR
  • Launched 25 November 1942
  • Completed 6 March 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Acquired in 1949 by William C. Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and named Tahsis Chief No. 2
  • Acquired in 1951 by W. F. Gibson of Vancouver and renamed W. F. Gibson
  • Acquired in 1958 by William C. Gibson of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1961 by J. H. Todd and Sons, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Renamed Marjorie Todd in 1963
  • Acquired in 1967 by Toddaire Services, Ltd. of Vancouver
  • Acquired in 1968 by British Columbia Packers, Ltd. of Richmond, British Columbia
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-265 130k Marijorie Todd Joe Radigan

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. L. Lentz, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-265
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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