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YMS-281



Call sign:
Nan - George - Mike - Charlie

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 July 1942 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Launched 30 October 1942
  • Completed 28 July 1943
  • Suffered blast damages 29 January 1945 after Serpens (AK 97) was sunk by explosion of undetermined origin at Guadalcanal, Solomons
  • Struck from the Naval Register 29 October 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1947
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LT E. O. Nelson, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-281
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