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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - King - Oboe

YMS-339 served the Navies of the United States, the Republic of China and the Peoples Republic of China

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 March 1943 by the Seattle Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 8 May 1943
  • Completed 25 September 1943
  • Commissioned 16 October 1943
  • Accidentally damaged by U.S. aircraft 24 June 1945 off Balikpapan, Borneo
  • Decommissioned 9 May 1946 at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Transferred to Nationalist China 30 June 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 July 1948
  • Seized by Peoples Republic of China in 1949
  • Placed out of service in 1963
  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-339 101k From the collection of QM3c Hartford Hale Holden John Holden
    YMS-339 92k c. December 1944
    Leyte, Philippine Islands
    USS Sabik (AK 121) is in the background
    From the collection of QM3c Hartford Hale Holden
    Navy League of the United States

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Maurice E. Fitzgerald, USNR - 30 November 1945
    02LTJG R. F. Quinn, USNR30 November 1945 - December 1945
    03LTJG B. J. Hook, USNRDecember 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-339
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