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Magpie (AMS 25)
ex-YMS-400



Call sign:
November - Golf - Whiskey - Charlie

Sunk 1 October 1950

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 July 1942 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, New York, NY
  • Launched 24 March 1943
  • Completed 14 May 1943
  • Commissioned as USS YMS-400, 15 May 1943
  • Named Magpie and reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-25, 17 February 1947
  • Struck a floating mine 2 miles off Chusan Po, Korea and sank, 1 October 1950
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 October 1950.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32;
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, two depth charg e tracks, and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,000shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-391 & 400 47k YMS-400 moored inboard of YMS-391 R. J. Oliver

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Alan G. Lynn, USNR15 May 1943
    ??LT Arthur Michael Hayes, USNJanuary 1949 - April 1949
    ??LTJG Warren R. Person, USN1 October 1950
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

    View the Magpie (AMS 25)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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