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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Mike - Queen

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 September 1943 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boat Building Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 22 February 1944
  • Commissioned 18 July 1944
  • Completed 18 September 1944
  • Decommissioned 5 May 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 4 November 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 November 1946
  • Acquired in 1947 by Alfredo Louis de la Vega of Los Angeles, CA for use as a fishing boat and named Santa Teresa
  • Operated in 1948 under the Mexican flag
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of YMS-410 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Leslie G. Knoles, Jr., USNR18 July 1944 - 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-410
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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