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Call sign:
Nan - George - Oboe - Yoke

YMS-285 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 June 1942 by the Northwestern Shipbuilding Co., South Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 20 March 1943
  • Completed 26 June 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-285
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 6 September 1945 and reclassified T-610
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 11 September 1945
  • Struck a mine in the area of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia 15 October 1945 and sank
  • Struck from the Soviet Navy list 11 December 1945.


  • 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-285 351k 20 March 1943
    Rick Brenden
    YMS-285 207k
    YMS-285 250k
    YMS-285 309k
    YMS-285 300k 26 June 1943
    YMS-285 183k c. 1943
    YMS-285 83k c. 1944
    Kodiak, AK
    Photo by Frederick F, Davidson
    Kodiak Alaska Military History website

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-285
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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