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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Dog - Yoke

YMS-330 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 December 1942 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 March 1943
  • Completed 6 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-330
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in April 1947; sold to South Korea and named Ganggyeong (YMS 510)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • 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 (Replaced by one 40mm 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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    YMS-330 116k 27 March 1943
    Photo Caption:

    "The Ballard Marine Railway Company, Inc. sent another minesweeper, the YMS-330, down the ways yesterday afternoon and towed the vessel to an outfitting wharf, where sister ships have been made ready to take part in the war effort."

    YMS-328 at the wharf on the left

    Tommy Trampp
    USS YMS-330
    YMS-330 175k Deborah Abernathy
    YMS-330 75k
    YMS-330 114k
    Curlew 174k Moored between Curlew (AMS 8) and Ganggye (YMS-506), ex-USS YMS-392 David Wright
    Photo added 28 January 2022

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. B. Thompson, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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