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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Quebec - Yankee - Lima


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/YMS-1 Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 January 1944 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1412 by the Greenport Basin and Construction Co., Greenport, NY
  • Reclassified as a Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-459, 26 September 1943
  • Launched 8 April 1944
  • Completed 30 October 1944
  • Destroyed 12 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 21 January 1946.


  • Displacement 270 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 6' 1"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 33
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 20mm mounts 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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