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YMS-481



Call sign:
November - Tango - Alpha - Xray

ex-PCS-1463

Sunk 2 May 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 25 May 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1462 by the Bellingham Marine Railway and Boatbuilding Co., Bellingham, WA; Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-481, 27 September 1943; Launched 20 November 1943; Completed 15 March 1944; Sunk by shore batteries off Tarakan, Borneo 2 May 1945; Struck from the Naval Register 2 June 1945.

Specifications: Displacement 270 t.; Length 136'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 8'; Speed 15 kts; Complement 32; Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, and two dcp; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.


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