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YMS-318



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Tare - Jig

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 December 1942 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 1 May 1943
  • Completed 30 December 1943
  • Grounded 29 October 1945 at Okinawa
  • Destroyed 27 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1946.

    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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG P. E. Wolven, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-318
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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