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Call sign:
Nan - Fox - Yankee - Xray

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 4 November 1942 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 6 March 1943
  • Completed 15 August 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 July 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 21 August 1947 and sold
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-389 182k . Dale C. Cheesman
    YMS-389 98k From the collection of Hugh Drane Peter Newton
    YMS-389 304k Letter from former Commanding Officer to the Veteran's Administration concerning a health issue
    From the collection of Hugh Drane

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Herbert M. Huie, USNR23 August 1943 - 26 May 1945
    02LTJG D. S. Smith, USNR26 May 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    There is no DANFS history currently available for YMS-389
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