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Sunk 25 January 1944

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1941 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, NY
  • Launched 12 March 1942
  • There was no program or ceremony and the only christening which she received was a bucket of water thrown over her by one of the workmen
  • Struck a mine off Anzio Beach, Italy and sank, 25 January 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 12 February 1944.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 32
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts and two dcp
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Built at Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Long Island, NY. Keel laid 3 March 1942, Launched 9 May 1942, Completed 11 August 1942, Sunk by a mine 25 January 1944 at 4123' N., 1245' E. off Anzio, Italy

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