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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Left patch courtesy of Tommy Trampp, center patch Wolfgang Heckler, right patch Don McGrogan


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Fox - Nan

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 20 November 1942 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 23 February 1943
  • Completed 3 July 1943
  • Damaged by a mine ;during sweeping operations at Tarakan, Borneo 28 April 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Destroyed 6 February 1948.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and one depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-329 335k 31 December 1944
    Muster Roll of the Crew
    Kathie Schwend

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-329
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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