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Call sign:
Nan - George - Peter - Vice

YMS-287 served the Navies of the United States, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 July 1942 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 October 1942
  • Completed and delivered 15 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-287
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 2 September 1945 and reclassified T-611
  • Assigned to the Pacific Fleet 11 September 1945
  • Transferred to the People's Republic of China 11 February 1955 and struck from the Soviet Union Navy list
  • 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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-287 83k 6 March 1944
    Inspection of screws and shafts report
    Carl Ross

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG William G. Mallery, USNRMarch 1944 - 1945
    02LTJG R. J. Rantz, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-287
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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