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YMS-298



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Dog - George

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 February 1943 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 16 June 1943
  • Completed 22 October 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in January 1948
  • 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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    YMS-298 79k 2 November 1943
    Leaving the Tacoma Boat Building Co.
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studios, Photo D16314-7
    Mike Green

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