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Yard Mineplanter:
  • Built by Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester, NJ
  • Laid down as US Army Coastal Freighter FS-70, 1943
  • Converted on stocks to Junior Mineplanter, renamed JMP-70
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army in May 1943, assigned to Portsmouth, NH, harbor defenses
  • Transferred by the US Navy, 30 December 1949
  • Placed in service as YMP-1, at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA, 1950
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold at auction, 1962 (bids opened 22 June)
    Displacement 290 tons (fl)
    Length 114'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 10'
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, 600 hp

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    YMP-2 139k YMP-1 in the Chesapeake Bay, probably prior to 1953. Photo courtesy Richard L. Howlett. Derick S. Hartshorn
    YMP-2 245k YMP-2 and YMP-1 (opposite side of pier) moored at NAB Little Creek, date unknown. US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine. October 1954. Stan Svec
    YMP-2 51k YMP-1 in the Chesapeake Bay, probably prior to 1956. Derick S. Hartshorn
    YMP-2 68k YMP-1 moored at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA. in March 1961.
    Photo by Bob McCarter.
    Derick S. Hartshorn

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