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Call sign:
Nan - Dog - Item - Queen

YMS-377 served the Navies of the United States and Norway.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 February 1943 by Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY
  • Launched 3 April 1943
  • Completed 23 August 1943
  • Damaged by a mine off Normandy 17 June 1944
  • Transferred to Norway 18 May 1945 and reclassified NYMS-377
  • Named Driva (M 319)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 7 June 1948; transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission and sold to Norway the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 August 1948
  • Struck from the Norwegian Navy list in 1961
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 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 900bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS YMS-377
    YMS-377 55k In drydock at Plymouth, England Joseph Kish via Linda Kish Bowen
    YMS-377 43k Plymouth, England
    YMS-377 33k Ships logo and scoreboard on starboard side of stack
    YMS-377 27k Minewarfare logo on port side of stack
    NYMS-377 Class Minesweepers
    YMS-377 56k Three unidentified Norwegian NYMS-377 Class minesweepers

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