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Call sign:
Nan - George - Roger - Peter

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 18 July 1942 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched 9 August 1943
  • Completed 11 January 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 21 October 1947 and sold
  • 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, 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-396 216k Alongside an attack transport, circa 1944
    Collection of Rear Admiral Bradford Bartlett, 1981
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 92701
    Mike Green
    YMS-396 161k Alongside USS Russell [DD 414] making preparations to escort an Okinawa re-supply convoy out of Ulithi anchorage on 11/12 April 1945. YMS-396 was Flag of CoMineRon 104, covering local Palau and Ulithi escort work for nearly a year
    Photo by Ltjg Ed Klump, USS Russell
    John Chiquoine

    Commanding Officers
    01LT J. B. Mohney, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-396
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