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USS Crossbill (AMS-45)
Career (United States)
Name: USS YMS-120
Builder: Harbor Boat Building Co.
Terminal Island, California
Laid down: 23 August 1941
Launched: 4 April 1942
Completed: 1 August 1942
Commissioned: Unknown
Decommissioned: Unknown
Reclassified: MSC(O)-45, 7 February 1955
Struck: 1 November 1959
Fate: Unknown
General characteristics
Class & type: YMS-1-class minesweeper
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 880 bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines
2 shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 32
Armament: 1 × 3"/50 caliber dual purpose gun mount
2 × 20 mm guns
2 × depth charge projectors

USS Crossbill (MSC(O)-45/AMS-45/YMS-120) was a YMS-1-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was the second U.S. Navy ship to be named for the crossbill.

Crossbill was laid down as YMS-120 on 23 August 1941 by Harbor Boat Building Co. of Terminal Island, California; launched 4 April 1942; completed on 1 August 1942 and commissioned some time after that.

YMS-120 was renamed and reclassified Crossbill (AMS-45) on 1 September 1947. Crossbill was reclassified as coastal minesweeper MSC(O)-45 on 7 February 1955, and was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 November 1959. Her fate is unknown.


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