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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Nan - Mike

YMS-346 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 September 1942 by Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 9 February 1943
  • Completed 8 September 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-348
  • Transferred to Turkey in 1947 and named TCG Karamürsel (M 26)
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists transfer to Turkey in May 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 February 1948
  • 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-348 83k . Cüneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-348
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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