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Call sign:
Nan - Easy - Love - Yoke

Sunk 18 June 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 July 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Launched 6 June 1942
  • Completed 3 August 1942
  • Damaged 17 December 1943 by a bomber off New Britian, New Guinea
  • Struck a mine 18 June 1945 at 0118'S., 11649'E. off Balikpapan area, Borneo and sunk by U. S. forces the same day.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 6' 1"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts, two depth charge tracks and two depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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