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Call sign:
November - Quebec - Zulu - Whiskey


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.

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YMS-478 98k 8 October 1945
Wakanoura, Japan

There is no DANFS history available for YMS-478
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