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Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Able - Charlie

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 June 1944 by the J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 14 March 1945
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-436, 31 May 1945 under the command of LT J. W. Nelson, USNR
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 March 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration 13 May 1947
  • Acquired later in 1947 by Velero II, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA for use as a fishing boat and named La Obra
  • Acquired in 1948 by Independent Tankships, Inc. of Washington, DC and renamed Badaway
  • Operated in 1952 under the Saudi Arabian 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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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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