Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Fox - William

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 December 1942 by William F. Stone and Son, Oakland, CA
  • Launched 12 June 1943
  • Completed and commissioned 5 November 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 22 January 1948
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in June 1948
  • 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 1,000shp General Motors diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt singlr reduction gear, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-302 58k Fred Schott, former crew member
    YMS-302 183k Original photo: Undated post card
    Replacement photo: c. 1945
    San Francisco Bay
    Courtesy of Donald McPherson, 1976
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 84979
    Original photo: Tommy Trampp
    Replacement photo: Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG E. B. Adams, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-302
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History