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YMS-333



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - George - Sugar

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 June 1943 by the Ballard Marine Railway Co., Inc, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 4 August 1943
  • Completed and commissined USSYMS-333, 2 December 1943 under the command of LT J. C. Engle, USNR
  • Decommissioned in April 194
  • Struck from the Navy Register 29 October 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 24 January 1947 and sold
  • Acquired in 1953 by Adalbert W. Haas of Seattle, WA and named Milotchka II
  • Out of documentation in 1986
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-333 306k c. 1945 Edward Gaffney
    YMS-333 142k c. 1945
    Attu, Alaska
    YMS-333 197k c. 1945
    San Francisco Bay, CA
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 79695
    Mike Green

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    Association of Minemen
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