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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Charlie - Sierra - Sierra


YMS-448 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, 22 June 1943 by Robert Jacobs, Inc., City Island, NY as a Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1395; Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-448, 27 September 1943; Launched, 27 March 1944; Completed, 25 July 1944; Transferred to the Soviet Union 24 April 1945 as T-185; Scrapped in 1954.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp; Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.

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YMS-448 93k YMS-448 launching
Courtesy of the City Island Nautical Museum
Tom Nye

There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-448.
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