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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Uncle - Jig

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 March 1944 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 8 July 1944
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-432, 30 December 1944
  • Decommissioned 1 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 25 February 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 22 January 1948
  • Acquired in 1949 by Lowell J. Beaver of Seattle, WA for use as a freight barge and named Rande C.
  • Out of documentation in 1984
  • 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
    YMS-432 52k Art print created by former Wing Commander Ian Hall, RAF Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 28 March 2019
    YMS-432 194k From the collection of John D. McGinley, MoMM3c who served in YMS-432, April 1945 - July 1946 Tom McGinley

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Robert W. Crippin, USNR30 December 1944 - 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-432
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