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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Yankee - Zebra


YMS-468 served the Navies of the United States and Turkey

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 June 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1436 by Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-468, 27 September 1943
  • Launched 23 March 1944
  • Commissioned 31 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval list 19 February 1948
  • Transferred to Turkey 10 May 1948 and named TCG Kusadashi (M 514)
  • 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 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS YMS-468
    YMS-468 145k c. September 1945
    Sasebo, Japan
    Moored to a buoy with two unidentified YMS'
    Joe Radigan
    Sprig 128k Moored outboard of YMS-220, YMS-419, YMS-442, and Sprig (AM 384)
    From the collection of Joseph Richard who served in 1945 in Sprig
    Joe Richard, Jr.
    TGC Kusadashi (M 514)
    YMS-468 193k CŁneyt Demir
    YMS-468 36k

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Ed Leach, USNRAugust 1944
    02LTJG Alfred B. Wiles, USNR1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

    There is no DANFS History currently available for YMS-468
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