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Call sign:
Nan - George - King - Jig

YMS-392 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 14 November 1942 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Launched 10 June 1943
  • Completed 11 October 1943 and commissioned USS YMS-392
  • Assigned to the Caribbean Sea Frontier and arrived 1 November 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in April 1947; sold to South Korea and named Ganggye (YMS 506)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount (Replaced by one 40mm 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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    Curlew 174k Moored outboard of Curlew (AMS 8) and Ganggyeong (YMS 510), ex-USS YMS-330 David Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-392
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