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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Victor - Roger

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 23 January 1943 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, NY; Launched 7 August 1943; Completed 19 October 1943; Decommissioned at Subic Bay, Philippines; Struck from the Navy Register 19 June 1946; Destroyed 7 April 1948.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 13 kts; Complement 50; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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YMS-370 231k 16 February 1946
Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China
Clarence Clayton Kohl, Seaman 1st Class USNR
YMS-370 383k 16 May 1946
Olongapo Dock, Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines
Officers and crew of YMS-370
Clarence Kohl, S 1/c kneeling center, in white hat
Photo by Leonor Art Studio, Subic City, Philippine Islands
Clarence Clayton Kohl, Seaman 1st Class USNR
YMS-370 309k San Francisco, CA
Clarence Kohl, S 1/c front row center
Clarence Clayton Kohl, Seaman 1st Class USNR

There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-370
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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