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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE - 162 SHIPS

159) YMS 45 AUX MINESWEEPER



Photo. www.navsource.org  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.


Specifications:


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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