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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Victor - Fox


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 and reclassified T-189
  • Assigned to the Black Sea Fleet 4 August 1945
  • Placed out of service 18 December 1954
  • Reclassified as a degausing ship SBR-123, 12 January 1955
  • Scrapped 2 June 1959.


  • 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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    YMS-453 74k 8 July 1944 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-453
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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