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Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Peter - Oboe

YMS-382 served the Navies of the United States and Norway.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 June 1943 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY
  • Launched 21 August 1943
  • Completed 18 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-382
  • Transferred to Norway 22 March 1945 and reclassified NYMS-382 under the command of LT T. Sjøvold
  • Sunk 2145 hours, 7 May 1945 in the English Channel off Lyme Bay by a "Gnat" from the German submarine U-1023 at position 50° 22' N., 03° 09' W. The commander and 21 crew members were lost. Ten injured survivors were
    picked up by the HNoMS NYMS-379 and HNoMS NYMS-381
    (Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists date of loss as 17 January 1946)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 7 February 1946
  • NYMS-382 was the last Allied warship sunk by a German U-boat which was commanded by Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler, shortly before he sailed to Portland, United Kingdom to surrender his ship.


  • 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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    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-382
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    Association of Minemen
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