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YMS-343



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Nan - Xray

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 February 1943 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 1 May 1943
  • Completed 11 November 1943
  • Present in Tokyo Bay during Japanese surrender ceremony in September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 March 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 17 July 1947 and sold
  • 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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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG C. V. N. Westcott, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-343
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