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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Zebra - Jig


Capsized and sunk in Typhoon Makurazaki 16 September 1945

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

  • Laid down 17 September 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, CS-1440 by Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-472, 27 September 1943
  • Launched 21 June 1944
  • Completed 10 November 1944
  • Lost in typhoon Ida/Makurazaki off Okinawa, 16 September 1945
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    No image of YMS-472 is available at this time

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Willard Blaser, USNRNovember 1944 - 16 September 1945
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for YMS-472
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