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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - William - William

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 11 January 1943 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 8 June 1943
  • Completed 27 November 1943
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 10 December 1947 and sold
  • 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-96 18k Moored outboard of YMS-96 .
    YMS-355 197k . Edward Gaffney
    YMS-355 276k
    YMS-355 164k c. 1944
    Somewhere in the Mediterranean

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-355
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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