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Call sign:
Nan - George - Sugar - Victor

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 9 June 1942 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 5 December 1942
  • Completed 25 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-397, 26 January 1943 under the command of LT Richard E. Danielson, Jr., USNR
  • Decommissioned 2 January 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 March 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 10 July 1947
  • Acquired in 1948 by the Brunswick Navigation Co. of outhport, NC for use as a fishing boat and named George F. NIckerson
  • Renamed H. W. Anderson 7 May 1958
  • Acquired in 1970 by Standard Products Co., Inc. of Kilmarnock, VA
  • Out of documentation in 1988
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, two .50 cal. machine guns, two depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-397 82k Tommy Trampp

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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