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YMS-426

Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Love - Charlie

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 September 1943 by Mojean and Erickson, Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 9 February 1944
  • Completed 25 September 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 17 June 1947 and sold
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 50
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and one depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-426 68k c. October 1945
    In the Inland Sea, off Kure, Japan
    From the collection of LT Bernard M. Greenwald, MC, USNR, USS Picket (ACM 8)
    Bernard M. Greenwald

    Commanding Officers
    01LT M. R. Ball, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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