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USS Flicker (AMS-9)
Career (United States)
Laid down: 23 October 1942
Launched: 23 January 1943
Commissioned: 17 February 1947
Decommissioned: September/October 1953
Struck: 1 January 1960
Fate: Fate unknown
General characteristics
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 136 ft (41 m)
Beam: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts
Speed: 15 kts
Complement: 32
Armament: one single 3"/50 gun mount, two 20mm, two dcp

USS Flicker (AMS-9/YMS-219) was a YMS-1-class minesweeper of the YMS-135 subclass acquired by the U.S. Navy for clearing coastal minefields during World War II.

Flicker was laid down 23 October 1942 by the J. N. Martinac Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, Washington; launched, 23 January 1943; completed, 20 July 1943; commissioned USS YMS-219; named Flicker and reclassified as a motor minesweeper, AMS-9, 17 February 1947; Reclassified as a coastal minesweeper (Old), MSC(O)-9, 7 February 1955.

Flicker was decommissioned in September/October 1953 at Naval Station, Astoria, Oregon. She was struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960. Her fate is unknown.


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