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Photo.  By Eric R. Johns

YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:

Laid down 20 June 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY

Launched, 20 April 1942

Completed, 5 June 1942

Commissioned USS YMS-45, (date unknown); Named Barbet and reclassified as a Motor Minesweeper, AMS-41, 1 September 1947

Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-41, 7 February 1955.

Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Naval Register(date unknown). Fate unknown.


Displacement 320 t.

Length 136'

Beam 24' 6"

Draft 6' 1"

Speed 13 kts.

Complement 33.

Armament one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dct, two dcp

Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.


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