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Call sign:
Nan - Able - Charlie - Item

Sunk 16 September 1945

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 June 1941 by Colberg Boat Works and Stephen Brothers, Stockton, CA
  • Launched 31 December 1941
  • Completed 23 April 1942
  • Lost in Typhoon Ida 16 September 1945 off Okinawa
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945.


  • 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, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    YMS-98 319k 31 January 1945
    Mine explodes in the sweep gear of YMS-98, during sweep operations, in the South Pacific
    National Archives photo 80-G-275433
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Francis George Moore, USNR30 June 1942 - June 1943
    02LTJG Thomas H. Tooke, USNRJune 1943 - September 1943
    03LTJG James A. Petit, USNRSeptember 1943 - December 1943
    04LTJG Alfred Paul Dohoney, USNRDecember 1943 - April 1944
    05LTJG Simons Lucas Roof, USNRApril 1944 - December 1944
    06LTJG William F. "Bill" Dosher, Jr., USNRDecember 1944 - May 1945
    07LTJG Ronald F. Slane, USNRMay 1945 - August 1945
    08LT Walter S. Townsend, USNRAugust 1945 - 16 September 1945
    09Coxswain William Charles Perkins, USN (Senior Survivor)16 September 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-98
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