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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Fox - Zebra

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 January 1943 by Henry C. Grebe and Co., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 24 August 1943
  • Completed 8 November 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-405, 23 November 1943 under the command of LTJG Otto F. Wormsbacher, USNR
  • Decommissioned 1 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in February 1948
  • Acquired in March 1948 by Gulf Coast Seafoods, Inc. of Houston, TX for use as a fishing boat and named Ruby W
  • Registered in 1949 to the Pure Oil Co. of Port Arthur, TX as the miscellaneous vessel Leo Huff II out of Port Arthur
  • Acquired in 1966 by Standard Products, Inc. of Kilmarnock, VA and renamed Silver Beach out of Reedville, VA
  • Out of documentation in 1986
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1949 - 258 t.
  • Length 136'
    1949 - 126'
  • Beam 24' 6"
    1949 - 25'
  • Draft 8'
    11949 - 11.3'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1949 - Four
  • 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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