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YMS-447



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Tare - Uncle

ex-PCS-1394


YMS-447 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 17 June 1943 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., City Island, NY as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1394
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-447, 27 September 1943
  • Launched 18 March 1944
  • Completed and commissioned USS YMS-447, 28 June 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 27 March 1945 and reclassified T-181
  • Assigned to the Baltic Fleet 28 June 1945
  • Placed out of service 30 December 1955
  • Reclassified as an experimental vessel OS-7, 27 December 1956 and transferred to the Northern Fleet
  • Scrapped 16 October 1957.

    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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-447 165k YMS-447
    Courtesy of the City Island Nautical Museum
    Tom Nye

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