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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Yoke - Jig

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 January 1943 by the Al Larson Boat Shop Inc., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 31 May 1943
  • Completed 19 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-322, 20 November 1943
  • Decommissioned 8 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 April 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 5 February 1947 and sold
  • Acquired in 1948 by the San Francisco Bar Pilots Benevolent and Protective Association of San Francisco, CA for use as a pilot boat and named Golden Gate
  • Acquired in 1978 by Golden Gate Fisheries, Inc. of San Francisco for use as a fishing boat
  • Acquired by Pellinen Engineering of Livermore, CA for use as a recreational vessel
  • Out of documentation in 1993
  • Fate 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
    YMS-322 80k Anchored at Guam Original photos: Jerry Blackburn
    Replacement photos: Suzanne Galloway
    YMS-322 118k In dry dock
    YMS-322 62k . Suzanne Galloway
    YMS-322 99k Ships logo painted on stack
    YMS-322 376k V-Mail Christmas Greeting
    YMS-322 168k Crew photo. Ninth from the left: ENS Ernest S. Galloway, USNR
    YMS-322 171k Right side of crew photo

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Charles D. Griffin, USNR20 November 1943
    02LTJG George B. Harrison, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Heckler

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-322
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