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YMS-272



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Sugar - Xray


YMS-272 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 July 1942 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 14 November 1942
  • Completed 28 May 1943
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 19 July 1945 and reclassified T-597
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 1 August 1945
  • Reclassified as a hydrographic vessel 28 June 1947 and named Hygrometer
  • Sunk in the Tatar Strait between 28 - 30 June 1956 in agreement with the United States
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT L. U. Myers, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-272
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen


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