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9)YMS 76 AUX MINESWEEPER



Above, YMS 76 under construction sided by YMS 78. Photo. www.navsource.org By Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.


YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper:


Laid down, 25 April 1941 by the Stadium Yacht Basin, Cleveland, OH


Launched, 8 November 1941


Completed, 4 June 1942


Decommissioned, (date unknown)


Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946. Fate unknown.


Specifications:


Displacement 270 t


Length 136'Beam 24' 6"


Draft 8'


Speed 15 kts


Complement 32


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


Propulsion two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.


YMS 76 served at Recife under Adm. Ingram's Fourth Fleet


 

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