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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
  • Registered in 1950 to the Indian Towing Co. of New Orleans, LA as the tug Cherokee out of New Orleans
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1950 - 253 t.
  • Length 136'
    1950 - 125.2'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1950 - 24.8'
  • Draft 8'
    1950 - 11.6'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1950 - 10
  • 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 single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    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
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