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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Victor - Zebra

YMS-354 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 13 January 1943 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 29 May 1943
  • Completed 15 November 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-354
  • Struck from the Naval Register 28 January 1947
  • Transferred to South Korea 6 April 1947 and named Kang Jim (YMS 501)
  • Later renamed Geumgangsang and Gangjin
  • Scrapped in 1959.


  • 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-354 108k c. 1943
    Jacksonville, FL
    Commissioning crew photo
    Harold Rinn, Jr.
    YMS-354 117k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT R. W. McClure, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-354
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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