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Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Easy - Xray

YMS-375 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 December 1942 by Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY
  • Launched 27 February 1943
  • Completed 26 July 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-375
  • Damaged by a mine 8 October 1944 off Brest, France
  • Struck from the Navy Register 19 February 1948
  • Sold to Turkey 10 May 1948 and named TCG Kozlu (M 513)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 245 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 22' 9"
  • Draft 6' 3"
  • Speed 14.5 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount and two 20mm mounts; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS YMS-375
    YMS-375 114k U.S. Navy photo from the 1954/1955 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    YMS-375 59k In dry dock undergoing repairs from mine damage Michael Spine
    YMS-375 80k Anthony Joseph Spine in front of YMS-375 after damage repairs. Inscription on back of photo reads: "YMS-375 after being damage by mine off Brest, France Oct. 8, 1944."
    YMS-375 139k Anthony Joseph Spine with mine scoreboard painted on stack. The Swastika's represent mines destroyed and the "8" ball indicates the mine that damaged the ship.
    YMS-375 104k Chesapeake Bay, MD Arthur Plumstead, S 1/c, USNR, 1944-46
    YMS-375 453k Article from Ham Radio operator's magazine, "Mine Sweeper!" by LT(jg) George Zimmerman, USNR, Executive Officer of YMS-375. Michael Spine
    YMS-375 657k
    YMS-375 538k
    TCG Kozlu (M 513)
    YMS-375 300k 27 May 1960
    Yassiada Island, Turkey
    Turkish Prime Minister Ali Adnan Menderes (in overcoat) under arrest and escorted by armed guards. Kozlu is in the background
    CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-375.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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