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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE * - THE 4th FLEET - 169 PAGES *

158)YMS 44 AUX MINESWEEPER



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YMS-1 Class Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper: Laid down 18 June 1941 by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, NY


Launched 10 April 1942


Completed 25 May 1942


Commissioned, (date unknown); Decommissioned (date unknown)


Struck from the Naval Register 19 June 1946. 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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