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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Roger - George

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 September 1942 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 5 March 1943
  • Completed 16 September 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-349
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 9 March 1948; sold to John French of Reedville, VA and named Commander, which was Mr. French's rank in the Navy during World War II
  • Sold to the Beaufort By-Products Co. of Beaufort, NC and then the Mayport Fisheries, Inc. of Mayport, FL in 1959
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-349 60k William J. Thrasher
    YMS-349 91k Flag from YMS-349 with photo inset of James Melvin Thrasher, MM2c
    YMS-349 208k San Francisco Bay, 1945-46
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 81016
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-349
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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