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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 John Holden

    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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