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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - George - William - Fox

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 March 1943 by the Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 8 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS YMS-292, 21 September 1943 and assigned to the Pacific Fleet
  • Completed and delivered 9 October 1943
  • Decommissioned 1 April 1946
  • Struck from the Navy Register 7 February 1947
  • Transferred 4 December 1947 to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at San Diego, CA and named R/V Crest
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in May 1956
  • Sold in 1960 to the International Crest Corp. of Burbank, CA
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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 projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS YMS-292
    YMS-292 140k c. 1945
    San Francisco Bay, CA
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 84977
    Mike Green
    RV Crest
    YMS-292 88k c. 1949
    La Jolla, CA
    R/V Horizon, ex-ATA-180; R/V Paolina-T and Crest
    Scripps Website

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Paul S. Dulaney, USNR21 September 1943
    02LTJG W. D. Hughes, Jr., USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-292
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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