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Sunk 3 April 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down, 22 July 1941 by Weaver Brothers Shipyards, Orange, TX
  • Launched, 26 March 1942
  • Completed, 23 September 1942
  • Sunk by a mine off Borneo, 3 April 1945 at 04 59' N., 119 47' E
  • Struck from the Navy list 19 May 1945.


  • 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 depth charge projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-71 29k c. 1942
    Weaver Shipyards, Orange, TX
    Courtesy of Dr. Howard C. Williams
    Texana and Orange County Historian
    Curry Garvin
    YMS-71 82k c. 1942
    National Archives photos 80-G-49330
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-71
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