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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Charlie - Xray

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 June 1942 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 17 November 1942
  • Completed 15 March 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 8 April 1947 and sold
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount and two 20mm mounts
  • 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-326 106k Mariners' Museum photo Catalog Number 17074STN Bill Gonyo
    YMS-326 121k c. 1945
    San Francisco Bay
    Note the Ghost or snowman insignia on bridge
    Courtesy of Donald McPherson, 1976
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 84980
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-326
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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