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YMS-453



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Victor - Fox

ex-PCS-1406


YMS-453 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/YMS-1 Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 20 July 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1406 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY; Reclassified as a Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-453, 27 September 1943; Launched 2 October 1943; Completed 27 June 1944; Transferred to the Soviet Union under lend lease 24 May 1945 as T-189; Scrapped in 1954.

Specifications: Displacement 320 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 6' 1"; Speed 12 kts; Complement 33; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, 2 dcp; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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YMS-453 74k 8 July 1944 Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-453.
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