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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Call sign:
November - Quebec - Zulu - Sierra

PCS-1448 served the Navies of the United States and South Korea

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 30 April 1943 as Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1448 by the San Diego Marine Construction Co., San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified as an Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper, YMS-476, 7 October 1943
  • Launched 14 June 1944
  • Reclassified back to PCS-1448, 23 June 1944
  • Completed 21 November 1944 and commissioned USS PCS-1448
  • Her last station was at long dock in San Diego working with the West Coast Sonar School
  • Decommissioned in 1950 at Vallejo, CA
  • Transferred to Korea 9 June 1952 and renamed Hwaseong (PCS 205)
  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    PCS-1448/YMS-476 131k c. 1949 Royce Barnes
    PCS-1448/YMS-476 304k 12 September 1952
    Mare Island channel
    Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
    Daryl Baker

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG A. R. Glockzin, USNR1945
    Courtesy of Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for PCS-1448
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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