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YMS-454



Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Victor - Item

ex-PCS-1407

Destroyed 20 December 1945

PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/YMS-1 Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 August 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1407 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-454, 27 September 1943
  • Launched 23 October 1943
  • Completed 30 June 1944
  • Grounded by typhoon Louise on Tsuken Shima, off Okinawa 9 October 1945
  • Destroyed 20 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 3 January 1946.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 320 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 6' 1"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • 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-454 332k From the collection of Winfred C. "Buddy" Breed, Jr., crewmember
    Peggy Breed
    YMS-454 732k Beached at Tsuken Shima after Typhoon Louise
    From the collection of Winfred C. "Buddy" Breed, Jr., crewmember
    YMS-454 738k

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-454
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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