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Call sign:
Nan - George - Nan - Peter

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 July 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 24 June 1943
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-394, 22 October 1943
  • Decommissioned 31 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 September 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 28 November 1947 and sold
  • Registered in 1949 to Virginia Fisheries, Inc. of Berkeley, CA as the fishing boat Commander out of San Francisco, CA
  • Registered in 1950 to Beaufort By-Products Co., Inc. of Beaufort, NC as the fishing boat Commander out of Beaufort
  • Acquired in 1954 by Mayport Fisheries, Inc. of Morehead City, NC
  • Scrapped in 1968.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1949 - 254 t.
  • Length 136'
    1949 - 125.5'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1949 - 24.4'
  • Draft 8'
    1949 - 11.4'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1949 - 12
  • 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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    YMS-394 48k Tommy Trampp
    YMS-394 58k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Edward A. Grant, USNR22 October 1943
    02LTJG R. G. Miller, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-394
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