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Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Mike - Queen

Santa Teresa call sign (1948):
Able - Zebra - Oboe - King

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 out of Los Angeles
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 270 t.
    1948 - 254 t.
  • Length 136'
    1948 - 126.5'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
    1948 - 11.5'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
    1948 - 12
  • 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-81 52k 22 September 1945
    Recommendation for the Bronze Star for Commanding Officer of YMS-410
    Matt Knoles

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

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-410
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