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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Xray - Dog

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 19 January 1943 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched 5 June 1943
  • Completed 4 February 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 March 1948
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold in August 1948
  • Sunk in 1954 off the coast of Key West, Florida (details 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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of YMS-319 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG H. C. Bugbee, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-319
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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