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YMS-275



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Vice - Jig

Sunk 9 October 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 November 1942 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 4 February 1943
  • Completed 20 August 1943
  • Damaged by a mine 25 February 1945 off Peleliu, Palaus Islands
  • Sunk in typhoon Louise off Okinawa 9 October 1945
  • Hulk destroyed in December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 245 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 23' 4"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel emgines, Snow andf Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. P. Wilkowski, USNR1945
    02LTJG R. M. Dorsey, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-275
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