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YMS-387



Call sign:
Nan - Fox - William - Sugar

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 23 October 1942 by the Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA
  • Launched 16 April 1943
  • Completed 17 August 1943
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 27 May 1946 and sold
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 July 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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-387 116k 20 November 1943
    Aerial oblique of YMS-387 at Navy Section Base Santa Barbara, CA
    MCAS Santa Barbara Photo BARB-550-10-43
    Irwin Clamage

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. M. Houston, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-387
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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