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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Oboe - Fox

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 February 1943 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 21 July 1943
  • Completed 27 August 1943
  • Grounded during Typhoon Louise October 1945
  • Refloated 6 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 8 January 1946 and destroyed.


  • 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-308 76k Launching day, 21 July 1943 at City Island, NY. Young woman, 5th from right, holds traditional champagne bottle Navy League of the United States

    Commanding Officers
    01LT D. D. Dupuy, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-308
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