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YMS-320



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Xray - Zebra

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 July 1942 by the Al Larson Boat Shop, Inc., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 9 January 1943
  • Completed 18 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 29 December 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    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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    YMS-320 155k c. 1943
    On trial runs before commissioning
    Photo from the collection of LT Herbert S. Etchegaray, USNR, Retired
    Cliff Schroff
    YMS-320 155k 21 May 1946
    Olongapo Dock, Subic Bay, PI
    Back row: Homer L. Graff, Jr. is fourth from the right
    Photo by Lenor Art Studio, Subic City, PI
    Glenn Ally
    YMS-320 155k 21 May 1946
    Olongapo Dock, Subic Bay, PI
    Glenn Ally's father is second from right
    Photo by Lenor Art Studio, Subic City, PI

    "How The U.S. Navy Almost Lost The Pacific War"
    by LT Herbert S. Etchegaray, USNR, Retired

    Contributed by Cliff Schroff

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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Herbert S. Etchegaray, USNR18 August 1943
    02LTJG Arthur L. Luebke, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Cliff Schroff

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-320
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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