Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Yankee - Nan


YMS-460 served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union

PCS-1356 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 June 1943 as a Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1415 by the Stadium Yacht Basin Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-460, 27 September 1943
  • Launched 4 December 1943
  • Completed 27 May 1944
  • Transferred to the Soviet Union 5 April 1945 and reclassified T-183
  • Assigned to the Northern Pacific Fleet 28 June 1945
  • Placed out of service 30 December 1955 and used as an experimental vessel
  • Reclassified OS-8, 27 December 1956
  • Scrapped 16 October 1957.


  • 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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    YMS-460 249k 11 August 1944
    Off the coast of Massachusetts
    National Archives photo 80-G-244861
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-460
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

    Back To The Main Photo Index Back to the Patrol Craft/Gunboat/Submarine Chaser Index Back to the Patrol Craft Sweeper (PCS) Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan (of blessed memory) & Michael Mohl
    All Pages 1996 - 2023, NavSource History, All rights reserved.