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YMS-345



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Oboe - Uncle

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 April 1943 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 14 August 1943
  • Completed 11 December 1943
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 27 May 1946 and sold
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • 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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    YMS-345 183k . D. J. Allen

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG V. F. Anderson, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-345
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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