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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - How - Dog

YMS-334 served the Navies of the United States and the Thailand.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 9 June 1942 by the Seattle Ship Building and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 24 October 1942
  • Completed 1 March 1943
  • Damaged by Japanese shore batteries 2 May 1945 north of Tarakan, Borneo
  • Film and television actor Fess Parker (Fess Elisha Parker, Jr.) best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 19551956 TV mini-series and as TV's Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970,
    served in YMS-334 as a Seaman 1st Class; September 1945 to March 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 26 March 1947; sold to Thailand and named HTMS Bangkeo
  • 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 tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-334 29k - Naval Minewarfare Association

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