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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Contributed by Mike Smolinski

Pelican (MSC[O] 32)
ex-AMS-32
ex-YMS-441



Call sign:
November - Charlie - India - Whiskey


Pelican served the Navies of the United States and Japan.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 November 1943 by Robert Jacob Inc., City Island, NY
  • Launched 13 November 1944
  • Completed 20 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS YMS-441, 21 February 1945
  • Reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper and named Pelican (AMS 32), 18 February 1947
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-32, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 16 April 1955, loaned to Japan and renamed Ogishima (MSC 659)
  • Returned to U.S. custody in April 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 May 1968 and scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • 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 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-441 148k .
    Henry Reimer
    via
    Michael Paul
    YMS-441 109k YMS-441 bringing up the rear behind an unidentified Fleet Minesweeper.

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Pierre LaTour, USNR21 February 1945 - ?
    ??LTJG Wilton Lee Atkinson, USN? - ?
    ??LT R. E. Moreland, USN? - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway website
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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