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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Item - Charlie

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 May 1942 by the Rice Brothers Corp., East Boothbay, ME
  • Launched 21 July 1943
  • Completed 11 August 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-303
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in October 1947
  • Registered to Russell Wolf of Harvey, LA as the miscellaneous vessel Wolf III out of New Orleans, LA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1949 - 253 t.
  • Length 136'
    1949 - 125.2'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1949 - 24.8'
  • Draft 8'
    1949 - 11.6'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1949 - 10
  • 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-303 46k 21 July 1943 Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-303
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