Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

YMS-478



Call sign:
November - Quebec - Zulu - Whiskey

ex-PCS-1454

Destroyed 24 October 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 2 September 1943 as PCS-1454 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA; Reclassified as a Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-478, 27 September 1943; Launched 8 January 1944; Completed 21 August 1944; Grounded at Wakanoura, Japan 8 October 1945; Hulk destroyed 24 October 1945; Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946.

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 500shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.


Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Source
YMS-478 98k 8 October 1945
Wakanoura, Japan
.

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-478
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Ship Type Index Back to the Patrol Craft Sweeper (PCS) Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back To The Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) Photo Index

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This page created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
© 2006 Joseph M. Radigan © 1996 - 2006 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.