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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Charlie - Zebra

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 August 1942 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 22 May 1943
  • Completed 20 July 1943
  • Commissioned 21 July 1943 under the command of LT Frederick N. Engelhoff, USNR
  • Decommissioned 16 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 19 May 1947 and sold
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Acquired in 1969 by Andrew D. Canulette of Lake Oswego, OR for use as a yacht and named Shane
  • Acquired in 1973 by Paul F. Hatch of Rockaway, OR
  • Burned sometime prior to 1 January 1976.


  • 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-403 233k San Francisco Bay, 1945-1946
    Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 79709
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-403
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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